The Beyond Tribe Campaign
The challenge of negative ethnicity in institutions of higher learning is often characterised by students grouping into tribal alliances for political mobilization. This is a dangerous trend as it poses serious threats to cohesion as the country gears towards the 2017 General Election. To mitigate the effects of such groupings, The Commission in partnerships with the Inter – Regional Peace Network (IRPN) convened a University Students Peace Forum, dubbed the “Beyond Tribe” campaign. The event was held at Technical University, Mombasa 18th November, 2016. The initiative was aimed at cultivating a sense of patriotism among the youth in the universities and colleges by building a long-term youth mentorship and empowerment programmes for sustainable peace and development. The Commission was represented in the event by Commissioners Belinda Ochiel and Prof. Gitile Naituli.