Luo is a sub tribe in Kenya (Just incase you’re an international audience) My name is George Colllins Onyango and yes Onyango is my Luo name and it’s a name I’ve struggled so much to include in my official name tag partly because of the reputation Luo is associated with. First as a Luo, I was taught from a very young age to value pride and status no matter how poor I am and personally I believe it’s a good thing because it builds your self esteem at a very tender age. It’s really hard to meet a Luo with a low self esteem.
The best thing about being a Luo is the compassion, humility and a rare blend of status and integration. I’ll attend Luo night yes in my luxurious car but at the same time I’ll never hesitate to help a poor child who can’t go to school even if that is not my child.
The best time I felt most proud to be a Luo was when Lupita(@lupitanyongo) won Oscar’s(@theacademyawards.oscars) and when #BarackObama(@barackobama) got elected as the 44th president of the United States. These are moments that shaped, continue to shape and will shape my life. The glee I felt is immeasurable.
I like Luo culture for its music and food my favorites being Ugali and fish(Fis). Musa juma being one of the musicians whose songs are very close to my heart.
Some say Luo lifestyle is a software that comes pre installed but I think our lifestyle is something that can be learnt.
I know also the not so good side(Goons), well I don’t know where this category comes from but as a person and if you talk to those people who know me, you’ll understand that I’m not a violent person and the same is true for the many Luos I know. Being Luo is all about being humble, cool, assertive and above all romantic. I love #Kenya, I love my culture, I love being #Luo, I love unity. (#instagramseries) This is my first story in a long series of covering all the more than 42 tribes in Kenya. Hope you’ll enjoy.
Comment the one thing you like about Luos..