“Where culture is still as fresh as the morning dew” – this is the perfect description for Turkana. The main inhabitants of this county are the Turkana people. According to CRI English, “around 70% of the Turkana people continue to practice their traditional pastoralist lifestyle, vivified by a unique wealth of dresses, hairstyles, jewelry, songs, crafts and traditions.” So if you are looking to experience real and authentic cultural practices that are different from the everyday hustle and bustle of the city life, then this is the place you should be.
Turkana County is the largest county in Kenya and also doubles up as the gateway to neighboring countries such as Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia. It is more than a tourist paradise; oil and gold have been discovered aplenty which gives room for investment.
Aturksven as it is traditionally called is an archeology haven for those who believe in the evolution theory. There are various Stone Age sites which contain ancient artifacts. The county has a capital town called Lodwar. The Turkana people raise camels and do basket weaving. Among Turkana’s Hall of Fame are …read more
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