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Friday, August 18, 2017

Kwale Kaya elders sign accord, promise to preach peace during and after polls

Kaya elders at Hill Park hotel on Thursday 15 June 2017 after a two days peace forum organised by Human right agenda and Malaika foundation. The elders prayed for the country to have a peaceful election after which they signed a peace accord to preach peace across the region. Photo by ALLOYS MUSYOKA
Kaya elders at Hill Park hotel on Thursday 15 June 2017 after a two days peace forum organised by Human right agenda and Malaika foundation. The elders prayed for the country to have a peaceful election after which they signed a peace accord to preach peace across the region. Photo by ALLOYS MUSYOKA

More than 50 Kaya elders from Kwale county have prayed for peaceful campaigns and elections.

They also signed a peace accord after a two-day forum that ended yesterday.

The forum was organised by the Human Rights Agenda and Malaika Foundation groups. Also in attendance were security officials and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.

Kwale county has been identified as one of the 19 hotspots across the country by the NCIC due to the presence of the Mombasa Republican Council. It is said to be asking residents not to vote.

MRC leaders deny those claims.

The NCIC says tribal politics is evident in Kwale. Kaya elders held prayers before signing the peace agreement Azimio La Wazee Wa Kaya.

Kaya Mtswakara chairman Shabaab Ndegwa said elders will spread the word.

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