MCAs from Narok want the Masai attire to be declared national dressing code as it is decent and underscores African culture. Speaking at the end of the 4th edition of KICOSCA/CASA Championship held in Thika in Kiambu County, MCA from Narok County led by KICOSCA/CASA Vice Chairman Henry Siololo, Mary Kiewa, Lucy Ololnsojine and Violet Soila Sikawa said even foreigners (tourists) and local folks enjoy wearing Masai costumes (chukas).
“We want the Masai community to be the owners of the national dressing code. You have seen even during these extravaganza the Masai costume was declared the best,” said MCA Violet Sikawa (Patron of the Narok team). She said the Masai would continue to uphold its culture but hastened to add that retrogressive cultural practices like FGM was unacceptable.
FGM was unacceptable. “We are waging spirited campaign in Masai Land kill these monsters of FGM,” she said. Said Sikawa, “We are at the grass root level discouraging our society to completely abandon FGM since it was not only traumatizing but also ungodly. Even in the bible, only men were circumcised. Women should undergo passage of rite and not the cut,” she said.
MCA Lucy Ololonsojine challenged more women to join politic and position of power since they were equal to men and sometimes better than men in service delivery, transparency and accountability. She urged women in Kenya to pray for USA democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton to win the polls.
The MCAs hailed their KICOSCA and CASA folk songs teams for winning their respective category. They said the songs would be used to market the Mara Game Park. Siololo hailed Kiambu County government under the auspice of Governor William Kabogo for according participants estimated at 20,000 superb hospitality and security throughout the week long extravaganza. “I want to commend most sincerely the organizers of this event for a job well done.,” said the KICOSCA/CASA Vice Chairman.
By James Wakahiu