- By The Star
Bukusu professionals have suspended a cultural activity, Ekhoyo Ye Sikubusu, that was to kick off on Tuesday at Bungoma High School because of the spike of Covid-19 cases in the country.
The cultural day was to be attended by people from all Western region counties and neighboring Uganda.
Addressing the media in Bungoma town, Tom Wanambisi, chairman of the planning committee, said they didn’t want to violate the Covid-19 protocols put in place by the Ministry of Health in curbing the spread of the virus.
“Due to concerns over the volatile situation in the country caused by the presence of coronavirus and in consideration of the health and safety of participants, guests and staff members, we have reluctantly come to a decision to postpone ‘Ehoyo ye Sikubusu’ cultural day,” he said.
He added that the main aim of the cultural day was to teach the Bukusu community their culture, reinforce and remind the community about the importance of sticking to Bukusu culture.
Wanambisi noted the cultural event was to teach the young generation the importance of embracing Bukusu culture and they were to be taught marriage virtues
“We have seen many marriages collapse and it’s because of inadequate guidance and counseling from elders; in addition, our people have forgotten about their culture,” he said.
Echoing his sentiments, Kukubo Barasa assured that the event will still be hosted after the Covid-19 pandemic cases go down. He asked people to embrace traditional foods.
“The cultural event was to give a chance to those who were to attend to be taught on how to prepare traditional foods,” he said.
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