Amidst calls on cohesion and integration, Uasin Gishu is living to the world through cultural diversity and exchange, which has seen bringing together all the ethnic Communities.
After the Launch of the first edition of the Sisibo Cultural Festival a fortnight ago, the one-week event kicked off today in Eldoret, expecting an attendance of 2,000 exhibitors and over 20,000 guests from all cultural communities.
Speaking while he flagged off groups of entertainers and exhibitors drawn from all ethnic groups in the County and its environs, Finance CEC CPA Julius Ruto said Uasin Gishu is endowed with unique and rich cultures that has brought a great bond within all the communities living in it.
“Uasin Gishu has seen tremendous development brought about by various ideological thought processes because of the social and cultural integration”, He said.
County Secretary Edwin Bett on his part said the people of Uasin Gishu are proud of their diverse cultures that has made the County prosperous and admirable within and abroad.
We are proud to be a host of all the 44 ethnic communities within our borders. It is a pillar that has made us unique and prosperous as a County”, said Bett
He thanked the recently rebranded ABSA Bank of Africa (Formerly Barclays) which is the main sponsor of the event for the support it accords the events in the county.
Giving his address, Education and Culture CEC Joseph Kurgat praised the cordial co-existence amongst the many tribes in Uasin Gishu county pointing out common good the coexistence has brought forth.
The County has also partnered with Mediamax Network Limited and Rivatex among other partners who have joined the crusade for a united society through cultural exchange.
ABSA Bank was represented by Eldoret Branch manger while Mediamax was represented by Joshua Sang who gave a commitment to support the event in the subsequent years.