Gwara Gwara Dance Banned In Kenya For Causing Unwanted Pregnancy
The Kenyan government has banned a popular local dance called ‘Gwara Gwara’
The government claims that the dance which is common in West Pokot County has increased immorality and pregnancy among teenagers
A Deputy County commissioner has declared that anyone caught performing this dance be arrested
A local dance called ‘Gwara Gwara’ has been banned by Kenyan government officials after increased cases of unwanted pregnancy in youths and teens.
The dance which is popular in the Kacheliba sub-county, West Pokot county of the country has been attributed to immorality and early marriages in that area.
On Friday, The Kacheliba Deputy County Commissioner Kennedy Kiprop banned the dance with immediate effect and urged police officers to arrest youths caught practicing it.
“There is this new dance called ‘Gwara Gwara’ 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.”
The administrator disclosed that they had been a drastic rise in the number of early age pregnancies in the county since the dance became popular.
The rising pregnancies have in return caused a high number of youths and teenagers to drop out of school.
Kiprop also urged elders in the village not to allow youths, especially girls to practice the dance to avoid unwanted pregnancies.