Nyahera Village, Kisumu County
Abindu caves are revered by locals who throng the site to pray, fast and seek divine intervention. The caves attract about 50 worshippers daily, but the number can hit 200 on weekends.
Although little is known about their history, the caves are popular among both Christians and Muslims who believe that they are divine.
Located only 12 kilometres from Kisumu city centre, locals prefer visiting the caves instead of flying for hundreds of kilometres to holy places in Israel or Saudi Arabia,” said 70-year old Naftali Omedo.
Residents say a former University of Nairobi student, Aboro Adete, visited the caves in the 1970s and deciphered the letters. “Adete glided up and down the rock walls mysteriously and revealed that the word was: D-A-A-L-M-O-N-H-A-M,” he said.