The much anticipated Kimalel Cultural fair and goat auction will resume this year after a two year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic with over 2500 goats expected to be sold.
Governor Benjamin Cheboi confirmed the three-day event when he officially opened a capacity building workshop on UNESCO global Geoparks in Africa held at a Kabarnet resort, Baringo central sub-county Tuesday.
He said that the culture fair and goat auction will start on December 20, as day one with Kaldich traditional boat racing competition, fish eating and cultural performance by Lake Baringo communities.
“The second day will take place at the Kimalel grounds and will include a cultural exhibition and various performances and a youth extravaganza.
The climax will be the third day, where the much awaited Kimalel goat auction and sale of Baringo premier meat and goats will take place,” he added.
Cheboi said they were expecting president Dr. William Ruto to grace the auction, which will offer a great opportunity for Kenyans to purchase quality goat meat for the incoming festivities, thus presenting a great opportunity for locals to reap from the sale.
County Commissioner Abdirisak Jaldesa while speaking to KNA in his office Wednesday, said the county security team had put in place sufficient security in readiness for the entire event.
“We are looking forward to the cultural fair and goat auction and we want to assure residents of ample security before, during and after the event,” he said.
A resident, Isaac Chepngorem appreciated the resumption of the exercise saying that it would generate them money, more so school fees for their children.