This tribe is governed by a chief who is said to embody the spirit of a powerful animal such as an elephant or a leopard. They wear these masks during rituals where the chief dispenses justice. The elephant mask is a show of power by the wearer.
Within the tribe are societies. One such society is the Kwifo, which acts as the chief's police as he hears complaints and other issues from his people. As the chief's agents, they will also act as arbiters for the people.
By Safari Mike