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Embu university students hold peace walk to advocate for peaceful elections

Saturday, March 26th, 2022 19:46 | By
National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) chairman Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia at a past briefing. PHOTO/People Daily

The University of Embu has collaborated with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and Amani Club Kenya to preach peace ahead of the forthcoming August polls.

The students held a peace walk to sensitize locals on the need to continue keeping peace before and after elections.

The walk dubbed 'Uchaguzi Bila Noma' brought together students from the University of Embu, members from NCIC and the Amani club who walked along the streets of Embu in a mission to continue sensitizing locals on the importance of peace.

While speaking during the walk, NCIC deputy director in charge of civic education and advocacy Killian Nyambu said the peace activity was timely to curb the chaos that has marred elections in the past.

"We have observed in the past we have had elections full of chaos and putting our country at risk of being torn apart, this is what we want to prevent and show our people that we can do election without chaos," Nyambu

"We have observed in the past that we have had elections full of chaos that put our country at risk of being torn apart, this is what we want to prevent and show our people that we can do election without chaos," Nyambu said.

The walk organized under the theme 'advocating for peaceful elections 2022’ was facilitated by the university’s Amani Club that was recently registered in line with guidelines developed by NCIC in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

Nyambu said that in most cases, youths were the most used by politicians to cause chaos during elections. He further stated that they will leave no stone unturned until everybody becomes an ambassador of peace.

"This advocacy program will bring on board all people and they will be sensitized on the need for peace before, during and after elections. We want to use the students as ambassadors of peace even when they go home for holidays to enlighten masses on the need to maintain harmony and peaceful coexistence amongst themselves,” Nyambu said.

At the same time, he warned the politicians against campaigns of hate and urged them to shun tribal politics stating that the commission was on the lookout for the politicians who will go against the law.

He said they will meet the wrath of the law including being locked out of contesting.

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