Kenyan government bans popular dance, says it has increased sexual appetite and early pregnancies in youths

The Kenyan government has outlawed a traditional dance known as ‘Kwara Kwara’ in the Kacheliba sub-county of West Pokot county, claiming it promotes sexual appetite and early pregnancies among young people.

Kacheliba Chiefs and their helpers should crack the whip and jail anybody found breaking the restriction, according to Deputy County Commissioner Kennedy Kiprop, who announced the ban.

Kiprop further stated that since the dance became popular, the number of girls dropping out of school owing to early pregnancies has steadily increased, 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.”

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