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The wood structures, called vigango, are 4 feet (1 meter) high and are erected after the death of a member of a secret society of male elders, called the Gohu society.
The totems known as vigango - decorated with vaguely human shapes, several feet tall and decorated with paint and bits of cloth - were handed over to the Kenyan Ambassador Peter Ogego at the United Nations on Monday, according to the Boston Globe.
The vigango were returned to Chalani village, outside the coastal city of Mombasa, last week after a yearlong effort by the National Museums of Kenya.
After the theft, the vigango eventually turned up at Hampton