Omieri, a giant female python that came into the limelight 30 years ago in Nyakach Sub County is set for return into the lakeside city as Kisumu host the 3rd national cultural celebrations.
The County Government of Kisumu in partnership with the National Museums of Kenya will exhibit Omieri during the event.
The chairman of the museums Mzalendo Kibunja who spoke to the press in Kisumu on Thursday on the preparations towards the celebrations says the snake that died way back in the late 80s was well preserved at the Snake Park in Nairobi.
Kibunja says the people of Western Kenya will have the opportunity when the celebrations open from 19thto 23rd September to have a chance of seeing its preserved remains.
Kenya National Commission for UNESCO Secretary General Dr Evangeline Njoka says the event will provide a better opportunity for various institutions to showcase work being done in safeguarding cultural and natural heritage.
All the 47 counties will also converge in Kisumu to showcase their cultural performances during the celebrations expected to be officially opened by the head of State.
Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang Nyong’o who attended the briefing says every nation has something to identify them culturally.
Nyong’o says Kisumu boast of a number of heritage sites that can market t globally in terms of tourism.