NGO COUNCIL AND PARTNERS HELD PEACE CAMPAIGNS IN ALL 47 COUNTIES
Thousands of women thronged all different counties in Kenya major towns on Saturday May 21 2022 in a historic National Peace Walk event flagged off by County Commissioners and organised by the NGO Council of Kenya among other partners
The Women wore white branded T-shirts and waves green handkerchiefs while chanting "Election bila noma we want peace, we want peace!"
Other stakeholders included NGO Council county Networks, Kenya Red Cross Society, National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), One Nation Under God among many other Peace stakeholders.
The women walked in major towns across the 47 countries holding banners calling free, fair, credible, and peaceful elections on August and to call for women’s full inclusion.
NGO Council National Chairman Stephen K. Cheboi said all the 47 Counties had held successful Peaceful walk to promote peace and stability in the country.
In Nairobi City county the walk covered at least 5kms and in Nairobi started at the St.Peters Basilca on Ronald Ngala road. It began with the National anthem and flagging off by the County Commissioner in every County. There were brief speeches at the start and end of the walk stressing the importance of holding peaceful elections. At the end of the PEACE WALK, there was a signing of PEACE CHARTER by local leaders and participants to commit to peaceful campaigns. This activity was held on the sidelines of the World Day of celebrations of the Cultural Diversity day for Dialogue and Development that is 21 May 2022.
In Nairobi the walk was flagged off by the County Commissioner Ms.Florah Mworoaalongside the Commissioner for the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) . Dorcas Kedogo. Several dignitaries and Peace-loving Kenyans attend the event. The event was flagged off at the St.Peters Clavers Primary school, near OTC, Nairobi .
The Peace advocates marched through Ronald Ngala Street,Tom Mboya Street,Kenyatta Avenue to All Saints Cathedral before returning to the starting venue.
There were cultural events, including dances, poetry, spoken words, and speeches. Participants including local political leaders signed a peace charter to affirm commitment to peaceful campaigns.
During the National Women's Peace walk, there was a caravan and a lead band . There were several stoppages where the public was sensitised on need for peaceful, free and fair elections.
"As the National Council of NGOs and Partners we thank all for actively participating, The NGO Council will mobilize Youth, Elders and general public to participate in the Peace marches in the months of June 18th (the Youth ),July 16th (the elderly) and early august 1st (general public ) before the general Elections. As NGO Council of Kenya we remain strongly committed to a Peaceful nation ahead of the Elections on 9th August 2022,"
Stephen K. Cheboi- Chairman NGO Council of Kenya
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