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Karimojong rituals stalled by drought

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th February 2002 03:00 AM

DROUGHT and a poor sorghum harvest have prevented Karimojong traditionalists from conducting initiation rites for the last three years.

By Richard Otim DROUGHT and a poor sorghum harvest have prevented Karimojong traditionalists from conducting initiation rites for the last three years. The annual rituals known among as "asapan" are dependent on plentiful harvests of sorghum. “This stage in a Karimojong youth's life is very important but can not be conducted when there is a poor harvest because it involves banquets,” Philip Ngorok, an elderly resident of Ngoleriet, Kangole sub-county, Bokora county told The New Vision.

Karimojong rituals stalled by drought

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