People of West Pokot

Apr 6, 2022

A rare and honoured opportunity to witness a traditional Pokot dance, in the arid and remote lands of West Pokot country. From time immemorial social structure and cultural practices have focused on survival at a community level. A respected system of law and order is followed, where a council of elders handles security, social disputes, ceremonies, and decisions. Colourful ceremonies and rituals are important, with traditional dress very much part of the occasion – and these mark transitions in the social lives of individuals and communities.  

Photo: Andrey Josephs, April 2022, Northern Kenya helicopter excursions