Wangamati urged locals to boycott the payment of Sh 2000 as bus fare.
He said they have constituted a committee led by the culture officer Florence Lukosi and dismissed other ghost umbrella bodies purported to be Bukusu Elders to collect the money.
Former minister Burudi Nabwera argued that it is time the Ministry of Culture and National heritage promoted the country’s own, adding that not doing so have led to emulation of foreign traditions.
Nabwera said the trends have negatively impacted negatively on the Luhya community’s traditions.
The council of elders, however, challenged the community to embrace their own culture, stressing that circumcision is meant to mark an important transition in a luhya boy child between 12 to 16 years life.
The initiates are arranged in age sets where they are told the secrets of the family and the community at large.
At these stage values which includes respect for the adults and family life is taught to the initiates to grow up responsible members and citizens, an initiate becomes a mature person with responsibility to make sound decision.