A Call to Action- Create a united Kenyan Society
Kenyans have been challenged to create a united society rather than continuously clinging to their ethnic identities. Negative ethnicity is noted as one of the impediments to a united Kenyan nation despite the country having attained independence more than fifty years ago. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 6th Annual International Conference on Peace held at the Management University of Africa on 3rd March 2016, the Chairperson of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission, Hon. Francis Ole Kaparo vilified Kenyans for not having a commitment to create a united society. “Fellow Kenyans, we have a major challenge as a nation.
The challenge is our in ability to think about a society called Kenya,” he said. “We are now fifty plus years as a nation but we have never created a citizenry called Kenya,” he added. He urged everyone to support human-equality by appreciating cultural diversity and ethnic differences to achieve a peaceful, united and prosperous Society.
Themed ‘Peace as a Global language,’ the conference organised by the Management University of Africa (MUA) brought together political leaders, Civil Society Organizations, government departments, professors and students from various countries to discuss peace as a global challenge