Who we are & What we do

Myths Values Theory

Do you feel the urge to change yourself and the world? Most of us do. It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor, young or old, big or small, we all have that story that keeps running in our minds – the story that we could tell the world if we could. Welcome to Syokimau Cultural Centre, where you join others who are seeking for a chance and the knowhow to tell to the world, the story that has controlled your life both for your own health and benefit and for the health and benefit of others. You will also learn to recognize how stories you hear and stories you tell have impacted your life so that you can learn to lead healthier, happier and richer life. Syokimau Cultural Centre’s activities are geared towards the promotion of the Myth Values Theory as a tool to bring about new self-awareness and appreciation of your own and other people’s stories and cultures in a process that creates social order based on respect and recognition of cultural diversity, heritage, justice, and equality.

The Myth Values theory was developed by Muli wa Kyendo, founder of the Syokimau Cultural Centre, after years of struggling to tell his story. Eventually, the idea for the theory burst on him as he was searching for a meaning to ethnic crisis that engulfed his country, Kenya, following a disputed election in 2008.

Since then, Muli has published referred articles based on the theory and a book ethnic Fundamental Theories of Ethnic Conflict, an anthology of articles by eminent academics from around the world examining what they consider to be the cause of ethnic and racial conflicts and wars from the point of view of their disciplines. The theory has been cited in studies in Anthropology, Religious Studies, Corporate Governance, Marketing, Education, international relations, Business Management, Gender studies, Community Development, Public Administration, Strategic Development and Diaspora Studies among others.

You can read a summary of the Myth Values theory here.

The Syokimau Cultural Centre is essentially tasked to
promote culture through the arts
especially writing, books, dance and performances. Through its programmes, artists improve their skills, prominence and incomes.

Established in 1994, the Syokimau Cultural Centre was formally registered as a non-profit organization in Kenya (Registration No.C68284) in 1995 to encourage research. In addition to promoting culture, the Centre is mandated to offer technical and capacity building support to cultural organizations and groups. Its project, the Syokimau Cultural Centre and Museum was selected as a UNESCO World Decade for Cultural Development project. The Kenya Government allocated the centre a 5-acre piece of land to put up the cultural centre and museum. The Centre is currently raising funds for the construction.

The Centre was launched in 1994 with a promotional historical play, The Woman of Nzaui, performed at the Kenya National Theatre with sponsorship from the Department of Culture and the Kenya Cultural Centre. Since then the play has been performed in various towns with various guests of honor including the late Minister for Education Mr. Mutula Kilonzo and the late Chairman of NAU Mr. Mulu Mutisya.