Anthony Odera, the manager of Kakapel Cultural Centre shared with us an update on the annual Iteso Cultural Festival.

In 2018, there were an estimated 20,000 people in attendance at the festival from different parts of Kenya, including from beyond Kenya’s borders. Guests included His Highness Papa Emormor the Iteso King.

Iteso King


TARA was instrumental in the establishment of the Kakapel Cultural Centre through our rock art conservation community projects and we are therefore very pleased that over the years, the Iteso Cultural Festival that began with the inauguration of the centre has continued to happen and draw many crowds. Kakapel is one of Kenya’s most important rock art sites, and visitors to the festival are also introduced to the site.

Images from the festival in 2018 courtesy of Anthony below: