Moruanayece Cultural Peacebuiding Festival: Tracing the Route

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Moruanayece Cultural Peacebuiding Festival: Tracing the Route- 21 December, 2014 in Kotido District, Uganda.

The annual event attracted more than 5,000 people, including Karimojong of north-
eastern Uganda, Iteso of eastern Uganda, Turkana of northwest Kenya, Toposa of
South Sudan and Nyangatom of Southern Ethiopia. The group commonly known
as the Ateker people, who comprise of the Karimojong of Uganda, Iteso of eastern
Uganda, Turkana of Kenya, Toposa of South Sudan and Nyangatom of Southern
Ethiopia, every year on 21 December, gather in Kotido District, Uganda, the birth-
place of Ata Nayece, grandmother nayece, who was a Jie from Kotido, believed
to be the founder of today’s Turkanaland. This event is one of the cultural peace-
building initiatives, a local solution to insecurity, employed by the Turkana County
Government and Uganda’s Karamoja region authorities, to bring peace and harmony
among the Turkana and the Karimojong communities.



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