The 2020 Butsotso cultural events that are usually celebrated at the end of each year will not take place this year. This is as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic that’s still prevalent in Kenya with Kakamega County among the most affected by the second wave of infections. According to the chairman of the Butsotso cultural events Isaac Otiende, they will observe the directives from the Ministry of Health, including social distancing and banning public gatherings to help curb the virus spread.
He said that it was a decision agreed on by the elders on behalf of the community, calling upon all to adhere to it. The elders, however, have welcomed the idea of sub diving Lurambi constituency into two, hoping that this will reunite the Batsotsos who were divided a few years ago when the constituency was split placing one group in Navakholo while the other was left in Lurambi. They’ve called upon the two area MPs Emmanuel Wangwe of Navakholo and his Lurambi counterpart Titus Khamala to discuss and come up with a way in which the community can re-unite.