The Kru community is one of the three mainstream communities apart from Akan and the Northwestern Muslims in Ivory Coast. Kru people make up about 20% of the Ivorian population.
Most of the Kru’s are settled in highly fertile lands known for cocoa and coffee production.
They follow a traditional democratic system of political structure in which the chief is a person answerable for his deeds.
The chief, selected by a council of elders for five years, acts as a spokesperson rather than a despotic ruler. He is held accountable for his behaviors, decisions and abilities and can be called off at any point of his tenure.
Kru people don’t follow strict hierarchy in politics. It’s an anti-climax in Kru politics in which person with higher in authority are held more responsible for their conduct.
For Kru’s this idiom seems true: uneasiness lies under the head of person who wears the crown:
This uneasiness is in the form of responsibilities and accountability.
It’s a mild flexible and democratic approach very much aligned with true political systems.’Power’ is not a key distinction between Kru people but deeds and morals are.
They were strong enough to question the legitimacy of colonialism. They refused to be captured in enslavement.They has the audacity to confront the illegal slave trading by the then colonialists.
Kru leader or chiefs are not direct descendants of Kinship or family rule. Kru’s resent autocracy in all its form. Kru village societies is moderate, with high tolerance levels. Deep rooted ties and rules and regulations based on equality and fraternity.
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