In the Kikuyu culture, circumcision takes place after boys complete their primary school education. The event usually happens in December, though this time things are a bit different because the education calendar was altered by the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic. The initiation event is currently ongoing in most Kikuyu dominated counties.
Kikuyu Council of Elders is usually responsible for these circumcision events and this year is no different. However, there is a section of parents who prefer to take their boys to churches.
Before the events started, the council of elders appealed for help from various stakeholders to help in aiding this circumcision. The council argued that they didn't want to overcharge parents who are already struggling to keep up with the challenging economy. The elders sought any help either in form of money or foodstuffs.
Today, April 12, Thika member of parliament answered their call. Patrick Wainaina visited one of the circumcision centers where he delivered foodstuffs which will be fed to boys as they transform to be young men.
"In support of initiation to adulthood program being conducted by Kiama kia Ma at Bell House Academy, Landless, I donated foodstuffs to aid the more than 160 boys graduation." Wrote the legislator on his Facebook page.
Wainaina popularly known as Wajungle also added that the men promised to do a good job in mentoring the boys.
"Led by Chairman Gikuyu Nderitu who received the foostuffs, they vowed to shape the boys by advising according to Kikuyu tradition and push fight against peer pressure, alcohol and drugs ensuring they grow to men of good moral and social being." Said Wainaina.
The lawmaker is known for his generosity and always volunteers to help where he can. Kenyans have flocked his social media handles to thank him.
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