By Roselyne Obala and Grace Wekesa
Cabinet Ministers Moses Wetangula (Trade), Eugene Wamalwa (Justice) and lands assistant minister Bifwoli Wakoli are making arrangements to have the exercise launched in Bugisu County in Uganda.
The move has generated heat between the elders and the politicians, with the leaders who questioning the motive.
Luhya Council of Elders Chairman Patrick Wangamati dismissed the arrangements by the politicians distancing themselves with the event.
“The ceremony is ongoing among the Bukusu community, it beats logical to attend the exercise in a neighbouring country when our leaders can do the same here,” stated Mr Wangamati.
The chairman argued that the residents should be given that opportunity to hold the ceremony, which has attracted high profile personalities from the Government.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that President Mwai Kibaki, Heritage minister William Ole Ntimama among others have shown interest to attend the function.
The elders faulted the three for failing to organise the ceremony within the community that practices the same other than to lead a delegation to neighbouring Uganda.
He said as elders, they don’t understand the interest of Wetangula, Wamalwa and Wakoli in the neighboring country, noting that the circumcision ceremony is more superior in the region.
“We see no reason why they should carry a lot of people to Uganda for the same, “ he added.
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