Luo Elders programme Wednesday in Tororo
✳ Visit to Palace site in Nyangole
✳ Visit to Kisoko County Hq
✳ Visit to Kisoko Anglican Church
✳ Visit to Nagongera Catholic Church
✳ Visit to Were rice plantations
✳ Visit to Nyasigala Rock
Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chairman of the Luo Council of Elders Ker Willis Opiyo Otondi has announced that the long waited unity meeting of the Luo worldwide (Kacokke Madit) will be held in Kisumu starting November 15.
Ker Otondi made the announcement on Tuesday as he and delegation from Siaya in Kenya started a three day historic visit to Uganda for a first cultural exchange with the Tieng Adhola Cultural Institution (TACI).
“I apologise to all the Sons and Daughters of Luo who have long waited for the Unity meeting of the Luo (Kacokke Madit) of the Luo world wide. I believe that this unity is not only for now but for the future generation. I also believe that it’s not in our power but God’s plan for the Luo People,” said Otondi.
“I therefore wish to announce to all our Luo sons and daughters globally that the Kacokke Madit and Cultural Events has been rescheduled and confirmed to take place from the 15th , 16th, and 17th November , 2019 at Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu, Kenya.”
The Luo Council of Elders are led by Ker Luo Kenya Otondi and his wife Lilian Akoth Opiyo. The group of 12 also has Raphael Ndai (Elder), James Ayaga (Elder), Camiluse Okello Luballo (Elder), Joab Ochino (Elder), Charles Ogada ( Minister for culture ,County Government of Siaya), Elizabeth Anyango Oduor ( Chief officer Tourism and culture), Kennedy Oreyo (Assistant Director) Nashon omondi (Tourism officer), George Omondi and Sam Onyango.
“The Luo are here with the main objective of retracing their roots with the aim of uniting the Luo world wide,” said Otondi.
The visit, the first of its kind, will make the the ongoing Jopadhola celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the crowning of Kwar Adhola memorable.
According to Prof. P.G. Okoth and Dr. Yokana Ogolla, the Jopadhola were part of migrant groups of Luo people who moved from Bar-El-Ghazel in South Sudan and eventually pressed their way southwards through Teso and Kaberamaido till they reached Budama in present Tororo district around 1500.
Adhola moved with his brother Owiny who led a group through Tororo to western Kenya. They are the present day Luo.
The group that remained in Tororo under Adhola later constituted the present Jopadhola ethnic group.
— The Independent (@UGIndependent) August 10, 2019