A retired Paramount Chief and respected South Nyanza Luo elder, Dickson Nyakomita, has urged the Luo nation to reconsider embracing past cultural traditions that promoted stronger social ties and community welfare.
Speaking during the commemoration ceremony in honour of the late Mwalimu Chrispine Owino and his three wives in Kabondo West, Homa Bay County, Chief Nyakomita said that some of the traditions that have since been abandoned could remedy the deteriorating socio-economic fortunes in 2023 and beyond.
Chief Nyakomita termed the Late Mwalimu Owino as a worthy example of a man who will be remembered for championing education and stronger family ties in his Kodumo locality and the entire Kabondo Location, a trait which he urged Luos to adopt as a new year resolution for a more progressive society.
Noting that the commemoration had drawn a large attendance from family and friends, Chief Nyakomita advised the youth to be keen on wealth creation, take up their parenting roles seriously and impart positive traditions into their families for stronger social ties.
During the ceremony that was presided over by Father Oyamo of the Andingo Catholic parish, Chief Nyakomita lauded the church for supporting education and spiritual nourishment of the locals as the late Mwalimu Owino had envisaged.