WHO ARE WE?
GAKONDO is named after what was a very, very, old and almost divine institution in the kingdom of RWANDA.
Gakondo, is an emblematic word from the Kinyarwanda language loosely meaning “ Origins” that has woven itself into the Rwandan culture after centuries’ worth of rich and diverse legacies. The actual origin of the word is credited with the first king of RWANDA kingdom, GIHANGA Ngomijana, who created the first prevailing militia of renowned glaives given the name “GAKONDO”. Today we honour those brave souls who helped fortify the kingdom by immortalizing their name with all things ‘traditional’ to the Rwandan culture.
Virunga Vintage T-shirt