Magnificent Massai perform amazing show in Sandy

Massai warriors at St Swithun's Church

Massai warriors at St Swithun's Church - Credit: Archant

The congregation of St Swithuns Church in Sandy got a taste of Kenyan culture at the weekend when a troupe of Massai warriors popped along to meet them.

The Osiligi troupe of the Massai tribe showed off their traditional dress and music and sold craft items at the church in High Street.

The seven-piece group comes from the village of Oleopolos and surrounding communities in southern Kenya, around thirty miles south of Nairobi.

Since 2003, the group has been performing an annual tour of the UK. Since 2010 they have worked in close association with a small UK charity - Osiligi Charity Projects - to support infrastructure improvements in their home community.

The church posted a statement on its Facebook page saying: “Brilliant performance by the wonderful Maasai yesterday afternoon.

“Fantastic team work managing a full house, thanks everyone for all your hard work. We all had fun.

“The Massai loved performing at Sandy Church and are so grateful for everyone’s enthusiastic and generous support.”