UASIN GISHU COUNTY ORGANIZES PEACE TALKS AMONG IT’S RESIDENTS

UASIN GISHU COUNTY ORGANIZES PEACE TALKS AMONG IT’S RESIDENTS

The County Government of Uasin Gishu has embarked on a series of peace meetings, an initiative targeting all communities across the county.

The meetings are set to create and strengthen peace among the neighbours and to live as one community.

According to County Executive for Education and Culture Mr. Joseph Kurgat, the County has come a long way in building peaceful coexistence among communities living in Uasin Gishu.

Kurgat while officially opening the meetings, called on them and other communities to embrace brotherhood and not tire from communicating peace at all times.

Uasin Gishu County was among the counties that was seriously affected by the post-poll elections in 2007/2008.

A few months ago, pamphlets carrying incitement messages targeting certain communities were found in some estates. This also prompted police investigations to root out the perpetrators.

According to Governor Jackson Mandago, EGH every resident is entitled to live and carry out their businesses without any disturbances.

Mandago while attending several county functions has been advocating for peace and the need for residents to embrace brotherhood for the county’s prosperity.

The youth is a critical population and should be involved in peace talks. Women also play a critical role in the communities when it comes to advocating for peace especially on the children (youth) and decision making, said Mandago when he hosted four envoys from the Nordic countries on Thursday at the County Headquarters.

Communities meetings scheduled for next week include the Kikuyu, Luo, Luhya, Kamba, Gusii, Somali, Sudanese and Turkana.

Later in the subsequent weeks, there will be a joint meeting comprising the county leadership, security and the clergy.

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