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PEACE CAMPAIGN

Kajiado youth undergo peace sensitization ahead of polls

The forum focused on countering election violence and political intolerance in Kajiado county.

In Summary

•The sensitization was supported by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission of Kenya (NCIC) and the Kajiado North subcounty election preparedness committee dialogue.

• The youth were taught the importance of peaceful co-existence in Kajiado County during the 2022 electioneering period.

Youths engaging in discussions on peace during the elections.
Youths engaging in discussions on peace during the elections.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Youths in Kajiado were last week taken through a peace sensitization programme ahead of the August 9 General Election. 

APAM CEO Jackline Saleiyan.
APAM CEO Jackline Saleiyan.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

The exercise focused on informing the youngsters on how to counter election violence and political intolerance in Kajiado county.

Kajiado county officials and youth pose for a photo.
Kajiado county officials and youth pose for a photo.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

The sensitization was supported by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission of Kenya (NCIC) and the Kajiado North subcounty election preparedness committee dialogue.

Youths engaging in discussions about the peace during the elections.
Youths engaging in discussions about the peace during the elections.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

The youth were taught the importance of peaceful co-existence in Kajiado County during the 2022 electioneering period.

Kerarapon and Olkeri team leader Elizabeth Nyaberi.
Kerarapon and Olkeri team leader Elizabeth Nyaberi.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Those present pledged to adhere to the Constitution of Kenya, practice and advocate for political decency, use of the language of peace and exclusivity, respect and cultural sensitivity in public and private spaces.

Youth leader Daniel Gatonye, NCIC deputy director Killian Nyambu and Ongata Rongai Ward Admin Samuel Muchiri with other youth ward reps.
Youth leader Daniel Gatonye, NCIC deputy director Killian Nyambu and Ongata Rongai Ward Admin Samuel Muchiri with other youth ward reps.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

They also pledged not to engage in hate speech or insults on behalf of politicians and their cohorts.

The event took place at Citam Church in Ngong.

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