POLITICS ON ALTAR

ACK to hold two-day peace conference in Kisumu

The conference brings together stakeholders from the national and county government

In Summary

•The top leadership of the church has pronounced itself against politics conducted at the altar.

•The conference brings together stakeholders from the national and county government

Head of ACK Jackson Ole Sapit. He will on Tuesday give a key note address during a two-day peace building conference organized by the church in Kisumu/IMAGE/HANDOUT
Head of ACK Jackson Ole Sapit. He will on Tuesday give a key note address during a two-day peace building conference organized by the church in Kisumu/IMAGE/HANDOUT

Kisumu will host a two day peace conference beginning Tuesday.

The conference has been organized by the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK).

The top leadership of the church has pronounced itself against politics conducted at the altar.

The ACK will be hosting the Kisumu Conference on peace building at the Grand Royal Swiss hotel.

The conference brings together stakeholders from the national and county government, as well as the leadership of the Anglican church and other faith actors.

The organizers will use the peace building convention to discuss how the church can proactively refine its pathways to sustainable peace.

Among the guests invited to speak at the event are the Archbishop of the Anglican church of Kenya, Jackson Ole Sapit, officials from the National Commission on Integration and Cohesion , led by the Commission Chairman Sam Kobia. Kisumu governor Anyang Nyong'o is amongst key leaders invited to address the meeting that comes as the country prepare for another general elections next year.

Nyanza region is amongst the regions in the country that has witnessed election related violence before and after the polls.

Various organizations have in the recent past embarked on aggressive peace campaigns in the region to calm rising political temperatures.

These initiative seeks to promote campaigns that are not loaded with hate messages or tribal undertones that can incite and spark violence.

 

Edited by S. Maombo