Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Monday, March 1, issued an order banning disco matanga – at a traditional ceremony to celebrate the dead – in Trans Nzoia County with immediate effect.
Matiang’i spoke during a tour of the County to inspect security and development projects where he is accompanied by his Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa.
The projects include ongoing construction works by Kenha of Kitale-Endebess-Suam Road, which is at 59 percent completion.
Matiang’i raised concern over the surging cases of teenage pregnancies and has directed chiefs and assistant chiefs to enforce strict compliance with the directive.
At the same time, Matiang’i ordered for investigations and the immediate arrest of adults responsible for teenage pregnancies in the county, whose cases stand at 10,000 and are the highest in the country.
The ban comes a day after the Budalangi disaster management and security committee banned disco matanga to curb rampant defilement cases.