In a tradition dating back thousands of years of life in remote Eastern Uganda, the tribal Bagishu boys that have turned 18 years gather together and run from village to village until the final day they are circumcised.
This ceremony is referred to as Imbalu. The candidates run from village to village dancing and singing patriotic songs known as Kadodi as they are followed by members of the society.
The circumcision ceremony is held to initiate the boys into adulthood and to show their tribe mates that they will endure similar pain in protecting their families, tradition and nation.
However, the circumcision is not supposed to be conducted from a clinic or health facility but conducted in public.
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya is flying to Uganda to attend the annual Imbalu ceremony in Mbale district of and will find his counterpart Yoweri Museveni at the same ceremony.
On the circumcision, day, the boys have gone through kilometres of dancing and singing through the village half naked and wrapped in banana leaves.
One by one, the boys jump in front of adult men holding traditional sharp knives that slice of the penis cover in micro seconds and later smear traditional herbs to prevent bleeding.
A Gishu man who is not circumcised is not considered man enough and when the clan elders learn of this person, he is arrested and circumcised even without first going through the rituals with other younger candidates.