Kenya: Two Rivers hosts first Somali cultural festival
From Monday July 19 to Sunday July 25, 2021, Two Rivers hosted its first Somali Cultural Festival. An energetic seven-day celebration of Eid-al-Adha, a holy day that honors Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael and the Somali community in Kenya.
During the busy week, Somali culture was showcased through food, fashion, art, dance and music, truly showcasing the Somali spirit. The festival brought together visitors from all parts of the country, including the Deputy Governor of Isiolo, the Hon. Simba Gulleid, Fazul Mohammed, Captain Mohamed and Cabinet Secretary for Sports and Culture, AMB. Amina Mohammed.
Centum Group CEO Dr James Mworia welcomed guests to the festival inviting the Somali community to explore and be part of the wider development of Two Rivers. “I can’t think of a better place to host the Somali Cultural Festival than Two Rivers,” said Sam Kariuki, Managing Director of Centum Real Estate.
“It’s wonderful to see the diversity at Two Rivers here today, a reminder of all we can accomplish when we come together. I remember the vision the late Dr Chris Kirubi had for this mall; a vision of unity and cohesion. the event is long overdue and I hope we can have it twice a year to celebrate our two Eid ”said Amb (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Sports Culture and Heritage.
The highlight of the Festival was to be performances by Xariir Ahmed, Hassan Gantaal, Suldaan Seeraar, Khadar Keyow and Kiin Jamac.