Kenya bans local dance popularly known as ‘Kwara Kwara’.
In Kacheliba sub-county, West Pokot County, Deputy Commissioner, Kennedy Kiprop, has condemned and banned the dance (Kwara Kwara) stating that it has led to increased immorality among the youth and urged the local authorities to arrest anyone disobeying the ban.
“There is this new dance called ‘Kwara Kwara’ that is popular among the youth and which has led to immorality among them. I am banning it with immediate effect. All the chiefs and their assistants should crack the whip and arrest those found disobeying the ban,” stated Mr Kiprop.
The popular dance in Kacheliba sub-county is known for increasing the rate of immorality and early pregnancies in the region.
Statistics have shown that increased number of early pregnancies in teenagers and youths have linked to the growing popularity of Kwara Kwara.
Unlike other countries in the world, Kenyan government is known for taking daring stance against immorality, especially in the media. In late September the Kenyan government banned a homosexual documentary about two gay lovers in Nairobi, although it was hugely criticized in foreign media, the tough move was highly appreciated by Kenyan citizens.
Consequently, the rising rate of early pregnancies has led to increased school dropouts among many school children.
“I am urging you locals not to allow youths in the villages to hold this dance as it is really derailing the gains we had made in educating our children, especially the girls,” stated Mr Kiprop.