Kenya: Ogiek cultural day celebrations in Nesuit-Njoro

The Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program held their Third Annual Ogiek Cultural Day on 22nd April at Nessuit Primary, Nessuit-Njoro Sub County from 8am to 5.30pm, to promote existence of cultural diversity, a key ingredient to maintaining harmonious co-existence of communities in every corner of the country.

It was conducted under the theme: leveraging on culture to attain national cohesion and integration. Exhibitions, performances of traditional songs and skits took place with attendance from officials of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission, national and county governments and political leaders. Prfessor Gitile Naituli, a national cohesion commissioner spoke about the importance of protecting the Mau forests during the event. The community was asked to guard the water tower and replant trees as a way to preserve local cutlure and protect their forests.

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Date: 18/04/2017

Countries:

Kenya

Categories:

Culture and Tradition
Indigenous Peoples

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