The reconciliation and healing ceremony of the Maasai from colonialism- Governor Ole Ntutu.
In a press release, Narok County governor revealed that a healing ceremony was held to cleanse his community from the bitterness left from colonialism.
The statement read;
The bittersweet relationship between Kenya and Britain, especially during the struggle for independence, is well-documented in Kenya’s fight for independence. However, post-independent Kenya has maintained a cordial relationship with Britain.
Today, I presided over a reconciliation and healing ceremony between the family of Sulul of Morijo, Loita Ward, and a team from Oxford University, London, and the Pitt Rivers Museum led by Professor Laura Van Broekhoven.
The reconciliation and healing ceremony is dedicated to the entire Maasai community, which itself endured numerous atrocities during colonialism.
I would like to express my gratitude to the team from Oxford University and the Pitt Rivers Museum, who, in collaboration with PALCA, embarked on documenting this process through the Indigenous Leadership Program.
My sincere appreciation goes to Mr. Samuel Nankiria for leading PALC, the team that connected Oxford University with Loita and the wider Maasai Community, and for overseeing this reconciliation process.
The reconciliation process continues, and a similar ceremony will be held for the Naisho family and Mpaima family from Tanzania.
Present were Narok Women Representative Rebecca Tonkei, MPs Kitilai Ole Ntutu (Narok South), Johana Ng’eno (Emurua Dikirr), CAS Samuel Tunai, CECMs Robert Simotwo (Culture), Antony Namunkuk (Health), Chief Officer of Tourism Samuel Leposo, Narok County MCAs led by Deputy Speaker Isaac Dapaash, among others.