90 boys graduate after rites of passage
Ninety boys in Nyeri county were traditionally inducted into manhood after undergoing an initiation ceremony according to the Kikuyu culture.
The climax was at Mount Kenya Ecosystem Centre, Abantu Lodge, Kieni East, on Saturday, when the boys were allowed to meet their parents after a two-week stay at the centre.
The boys, aged between 14 and 15 years, were educated about the importance of abiding by the law and school rules.
The head of Mwaki wa Rware group of Kikuyu elders, Gakuo Matu, said the event is special as it reminds people not to discard their culture.
Kiama Kia Ma head Kariuki Kabue said Kikuyu elders will show young people the right things to do by supporting them during this crucial stage of life.
Kieni MP Kanini Kega said children today lack morals because of society’s negligence.
They should be guided by the society to be good citizens, he said.
Some of the 90 boys who underwent an initiation ceremony at Abantu Lodge in Kieni East, Nyeri, on Saturday