Turkana govt sets aside Ksh 20 million for cultural festival

Written By: Irene Muchuma

The Turkana County Government has set aside Ksh 20 million for this year’s Turkana cultural festival slated for the 25th -27th of next month. 

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Dubbed ‘Tobong’lore’ the festival is expected to attract 12,000 delegates drawn from communities in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Uganda.  

The three-day cultural festival will be held under the theme celebrating cultural heritage for tourism, peace, and regional development.

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It is expected to champion for peace and development in the northern part of Kenya and neighboring nations.

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About 12,000 delegates are expected to attend the three-day event to be hosted in Lodwar Town.

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Turkana County CEC in charge of tourism Jennifer Nawoi says the festival will showcase the uniqueness of participating communities.

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Dubbed ‘Tobong’lore’ meaning welcome back home, the festival is considered a perfect example for recognizing the social and economic benefits of culture.


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