Ugandan authorities have confirmed today that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will join his counterpart President Yoweri Museveni to grace the launch of the traditional circumcision [locally known as Imbalu] season.
The ceremony that will take place on August11 in the Uganda’s Eastern District of Mbale will see at least 6,000 youths circumcised in the Bagisu traditional setting, local media reported.
The event is one of Uganda’s famous tourism events launched in August 2014 to specifically promote Uganda’s cultural diversities.
It is a rite of passage to adulthood which dates back 1,000 years a traditional obligation to all Bagisu boys on turning 18 years of age. It is a source of pride to the family and society in general besides being upheld as a uniting factor among the tribal Gisu people.
Imbalu traditional ceremony and Uganda Marty’s Day that falls on June3 every year are some of Uganda’s main official tourism events that attract multitudes of tourists into the Pearl of Africa.