One positive thing that is happening in Kenya after post-election violence is the rise of inter-tribal marriages. This is one thing that many Kenyan’s like me thought would reduce or be restricted after the terrible tribal clashes ever experienced in Kenya since independence.
I never imagined tribes like the Luo and Kikuyu will marry one another in such big numbers or Kikuyu and Kalenjin because these were the major tribes that participated in the clashes. Luhya also participated but not in big numbers as the Luo, Kikuyu and Kalenjin.
However the clashes seems not to have deterred the young generation of Kenya to intermarry along tribal lines, instead they have decided not to follow tribal paths as those in politics and instead decided to intermarry more as a way of reducing this terrible enemy of Kenya’s progress ‘Tribalism’!
One can see these trends in the weddings that have taken place since the clashes from December 2007 to early 2008 and the ones coming up. Also while watch The Wedding Show on Citizen TV one would notice that most of the weddings are of different tribes.
If this is a way of solving the problem of Tribalism in Kenya, then let us encourage it.