TRADITIONAL BUKUSU RITE OF PASSAGE
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“Lukembe” is a celebration of the traditional Bukusu rite of passage; male circumcision.
To this end, Kanduyi Constituents WhatsApp Group (KC) identified a home with four candidates for traditional circumcision in Sirisia Sub-County which was used in showcasing this important culture. We covered the entire circumcision process from pre-circumcision plans to the passing out ceremony in December, 2016.
Kanduyi Constituents WhatsApp Group (KC) is a community based organization whose membership comes from Bungoma County. The membership is voluntary and cuts across social and gender boundaries.
The main agenda of the Lukembe celebrations was:
- To celebrate our Bukusu culture.
- To preserve our culture by photographing and recording it on video for future reference.
- To train circumcisors on HIV/Aids and other diseases.
- To train circumcisors on how to maintain optimum hygiene standards when doing the cut.
- Provide after-care for the initiates by providing them with drugs and bandages.
- Provide Peer Education for the initiates during “Sialukho” (the passing out) on:
The importance of Education.
We are pleased to announce that the shooting of the documentary was completed in December 2016.
Lukembe is a Kalasha Award First runners up (2017) in the Best Documentary Category.
It is a Kanduyi Constituents WhatsApp Group’s COPYRIGHTED work that will be officially unveiled to the public in August 2020
Sinino the chairman to Balusanya (circumcisors) says Khuminya (Bukusu circumcision rite) is on… Having slaughtered a ‘special’ goat, he confirmed from it’s internal organs that it is okay to conduct the circumcision… Bukusu Elders have given a green light and therefore asked the govt to grant their wishes with strict adherence to covid-19 guidelines
Kanduyi Constituents WhatsApp group is in the process of engaging would-be partners in delivering a mouth watering screening. KC therefore welcomes any individual/entity interested in a partnership to contact;
Dr. Amin – Patron +254 711 212 524
eDDUHSimiyu – Chairman +254 0721 956 027
Ethel – Madam VC +254 0700 001 301
Rasal – Madam Welfare +254 0724 208 294