Why Kenyan Oromos do not celebrate Enkutatash with Ethiopians, Eritreans

Gumato Denge, a local journalist celebrates her graduation with family members and friends on September 12, 2021 at their home in Marsabit town. The same day Ethiopians celebrated their New Year, which Kenyan Oromos in Marsabit residents did not mark.

Photo credit: Jacob Walter | Nation Media Group

To Oromo-speaking Kenyans who pride themselves on their Ethiopian or Eritrean descent, many ceremonies in neighbouring Ethiopia form a vital aspect of their cultural practices too.


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