The 11th Edition lake Turkana Cultural Festival and Half Marathon Launched

The cradle of mankind Marsabit County is set to roar for three days from 28th to 30th June atLoiyangalani.

Dubbed as the richest and most vibrant cultural Festival in Kenya, the lake Turkana Cultural Festival and Half marathon,has been  officially launched today by the Governor for Marsabit H.E Mahamud Ali during a colorful ceremony at a Nairobi hotel.

Speaking during the launch Marsabit governor H.E Mohamud Ali while welcoming Kenyans and the whole world to Marsabit said this year’s event was aimed at harnessing cultural diversity for cohesion.”Marsabit being the cradle of mankind is proud to host the world for three days where diversity of different ethnic communities in kenya co-exist peacefully”Said Governor Ali.

The three day cutrural festival and half marathon will takes place  in Loiyangalani, a small town located on the south-eastern coast of Lake Turkana. The name means “a place of many trees” in the native Samburu tongue and is home to the El Molo, an almost extinct community, amongst other communities. Its main industries include fishing, tourism and gold panning.

The Governor of Marsabit who was the chief guest during the launch said Marsabit was  fast becoming a popular tourist destination in Northern Kenya, as the surrounding El Molo and Turkana villages, amongst others, offer unique cultural experiences.

The 3 day carnival is a celebration of the rich cultures of the El Molo, Samburu, Gabbra, Rendile, Watta, Dasannach and the Turkana all who live around the Jade Sea. The Lake Turkana Festival is worth attending as you explore this northern frontier and enjoy the myriad of colorful cultures while discovering the hidden treasures of Lake Turkana.

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