Kenya bans popular dance because it leads to ‘immorality and early pregnancy’

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Kenya bans popular dance because it leads to ‘immorality and early pregnancy’

Kenyan government has banned a popular local dance known as ‘Kwara Kwara, stating that it has led to immorality and early pregnancy in youths.

Kenya bans popular dance because it leads to ‘immorality and early pregnancy’

The dance was banned in Kacheliba sub-county, West Pokot county, where it gained its popularity.

Kacheliba Deputy County Commissioner Kennedy Kiprop who announced the ban said chiefs and their assistants should arrest those found disobeying the ban.

According to Kiprop, since the dance became popular, there has been a steady increase in the number of girls dropping out of school due to early pregnancies, leading to early marriages.

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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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