Kenyans have been urged to reject the Western country’s culture of same sex marriage by practicing their forgotten tradition.
Kwale County Commissioner Karuku Ngumo said communities should teach their children about culture that has moral value in the society through cultural events.
Speaking during the first Akamba cultural day at Shimba-Hills in Kwale, Karuku said Western countries have brought different cultures but insisted that bad ones should be rejected by all means.
“Such events will remind our people of their culture and warn them to avoid bad practice that kills our moral values,” he noted.
Over 300,000 Akamba community living in Kwale launched the Akamba cultural day calling for unity and peace among all communities living in the region for development purpose.
They showcased their traditional foods, dances and carvings among others things practiced by Akamba community.
Drawn from four sub-counties, Matuga, Kinango, Msambweni and LungaLunga, the community agreed to mark the culture day annually where all communities in the area will showcase their culture as a symbol of peace.
Kwale county Akamba community Chair Mutuku Muema, said that the communities have to live together in unity and peace for permanent development.
Mutuku said that communities should unite and solve their issues together.
Msambweni DCC Eric Mlevu commended the Akamba cultural day initiative saying it should be supported to further community’s culture which is important to the society.
Msambweni sub-county Akamba community leader Gladys Reuben said that the initiative is meant to ensure the young generation understand their culture for unity.