Kwara Kwara Dance Banned in Kenya – The government in Kenya banned the popular dance in the country saying it causes high sexual appetite in youths, increased immorality and premarital sex, which led to high rate of early pregnancies in youths.
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The local dance popular dance known as ‘Kwara Kwara’ was banned by the Kenyan government in Kacheliba sub-county West Pokot county, Commissioner Kennedy Kiprop of the Kacheliba Deputy County announced the ban, urging towns and village chiefs and their assistants to crack the whip and arrest those found disobeying the ban.
Kiprop also said since the dance became popular, there has been a steady increase in the number of girls dropping out of school due to early pregnancies, leading to early marriages. In his words;
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“There is this new dance called Kwara Kwara that is popular among the youth and which has led to immorality among them. I am banning it with immediate effect. All the chiefs and their assistants should crack the whip and arrest those found disobeying the ban.
“I am urging you, locals, not to allow youths in the villages to hold this dance as it is really derailing the gains we had made in educating our children, especially the girls.”