By KBC Reporter
Kajiado Central MP Elijah Memusi has appealed to Maasai Morans in Kajiado County to embrace education even as they practice the Maasai culture.
Memusi urged the Morans to embrace formal education as they continue to observe their culture to empower themselves.
“Every Maasai male is proud of Moranism as a rite of passage, but this should not prevent us from getting formal education,” said the Kajiado Central legislator.
Speaking when leaders from Kajiado County visited Morans in Matapato North Emanyatta in a ceremony where more than 1000 morans aged between 20-32 years are set to graduate to the next age set, Memusi said there are sufficient funds to provide bursary for those intending to pursue an education.
The Kajiado Central MP said Ksh 5M is set aside annually for Maasai morans willing to go back to school to pursue formal education.
Memusi said moranism is good culture but isn’t enough in 21st century where civilization and development initiatives are like whirl wind.
Kajiado Governor Dr. David Nkedianye said his government is committed to supporting Morans to go back to polytechnics and adult education classes through a special fund.
Nkedianye said illiteracy has no room in the modern society but also urged locals not to shun positive cultures practiced by Maasai community.
Recent survey shows most Morans in Kajiado County are school dropout at different stages of education.