Lake Turkana Cultural Festival on June 2018
Kenya is all set for the ‘Maesabit-Lake Turkana Cultural Festival’ which is into its 12th year. The event, to be held at Loyangalani town, is a celebration of a cluster of 14 communities that form a larger unity of Marsabit County’s total strength.
The event, started in 2008 and conducted annually at Lake Turkana from 28th to 30th June 2018. Lake Turkana, the largest desert lake in the world, often termed ‘The Jade Sea,’ is a World Heritage Site. El Molo, Rendille, Samburu, Turkana, Dassanatch, Gabra, Borana, Konso, Sakuye, Garee, Waata, Burji, Somali etc are the communities.
Speciality of the festival this year is that, the event is being co-organised by the government of Marsabit as well as Kenya Tourism Board, followed by National Museums of Kenya and Kenya Wildlife Service.
Festival will focus on the ethnic group’s spectacular display of traditional dance, songs, ornaments etc, which would give the festival a different vibe.
The deep insight of the festival is the cross-cultural interaction, co-operation, and trading with peace and tranquility.