The Kenyan government has banned a popular local dance known as ‘Kwara Kwara’ because it has led to immorality and early pregnancy among young people.
Dancing was banned in Kacheliba Sub-County, West Pokot County, where it gained popularity.
Kacheliba County Deputy Commissioner Kennedy Kiprop, who announced the ban, said the chiefs and their aides should arrest those who violate the ban.
According to Kiprop, since dancing became popular, there has been a steady increase in the number of girls dropping out of school as a result of teenage pregnancies, resulting in early marriages.
He said; “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.
“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.”