(Photo courtesy, Dr Boni Kahwale)
By Fredrick Ameka.
Former Kakamega senator Dr. Boni Kahwale displayed his bull on social media. From his statement, the bulls which he names 'Li-Beast' is used for a bull fighting events in Kakamega County. Dr. Kahwale noted that anyone ready with another bull to go and challenge his 'Li- Beast.' However, Khalwale is set to lead a bull fighting event at Malinya Stadium in Kakamega County on Wednesday, June 28. Khalwale recently led a bull fighting event on 25th June. The former Kakamega senator is also a gubernatorial candidate on a United Democratic Alliance(UDA) party ticket come August general polls. The UDA party is led by DP William Ruto under Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Furthermore, Bull fighting is a traditional event in Luhya community from Western Kenya. It takes place among the Idakho sub tribe in Kakamega County. The battle involves two bulls or more taking on each other while yhousands of spectators cheer and blow horns. The bulls are prepared adequately for the occasion having been fed well. Traditional beer and mixtures of other ingredients and substances help to provoke the bulls after feeding them. The bulls are even prevented from mating heifers before the battle.
Further, the battle between the bulls normally last from 4 to 30 minutes and the losing one flees from the venue. This poses danger to the on looking spectators as the run-away bull can heavily injure someone as it flees away. The owner of the winning bull receives a cash price from the community leaders. Later on, celebrations are done as locals enjoy the traditional brewed drinks.
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