Laikipia leaders vow to spread peace, promote cohesion

Written By: Beatrice Gatonye

Leaders from various communities in Laikipia County have vowed to spread peace across the various counties faced by ethnic clashes.

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Under the banner of Amani Kwa Wote Organization, they hope to reach out to leaders from other sectors with the view of promoting national cohesion.

During an executive meeting held in Nyahururu Town, the leaders under the Amani Kwa Wote Organization agreed to traverse the country and spread peace.

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Led by the organization’s chairman Paul Mwati, they regretted that many regions lagged behind in terms of development due to tribal differences.

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Mwati urged Kenyans to emulate the building bridges initiative established by President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga and develop the country.

He said that the Jubilee Government has not only supported peaceful coexistence between communities but has also developed the country in terms of infrastructure, electricity supply, water provision and other development projects.

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Elsewhere, the church is calling on communities leaving in Samburu to unite and co-exist peacefully for the development of the area despite their ethnic background.  

Samburu Catholic Bishop Virgilio Pante further urged leaders from the region to play a role in helping residents to abandon guns and instead embrace education to avoid recurrent skirmishes.  

He further asked leaders from the region and across the country to be in the forefront in peacebuilding initiatives to avoid perennial incidents of violence in the area.

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Bishop Pante said that church will partner with the government in steering development programs in the region

Residents pledged to start peace preaching programs in the area

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