Go Tell the Value of Peace…the 2016 Walk of Hope
National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and the Walk of Hope foundation participates in a peace walk dubbed “the Walk of Hope”. Themed, Peace for Kenya; Peace for the World, the initiative aims at rallying Kenyans to embrace tolerance, understanding and acceptance of diversity as we approach the 2017 General Elections.
The caravan was officially flagged off on 13th August 2016 at the Uhuru Park Grounds by the NCIC Chairperson Hon. Francis Ole Kaparo. Speaking at the ceremony, Hon. Kaparo said that peace building required a multi-sectoral approach with everyone’s participation.
He urged the communities, political leaders, government agencies and the civil society organizations to join in the peace campaigns. He lauded the initiative and reiterated his support to it, noting that it was a bold move by young Kenyans to preach about peace and cohesion. He urged those participating in the walk to fearlessly spread the peace messages across the country. “Go tell the people the value of peace and persuade them to appreciate and love one another,” said Kaparo.
The walk is expected to run through to 30th October 2016, moving from Nairobi, past Central Kenya, Upper Eastern through to Mandera County.