NCIC reaches out to the youth from the Nairobi’s informal settlements

Following the disputed 2017 Presidential Elections in Kenya, there has been numerous cases of unrests and tensions occasioned by violent protests, specifically, from the opposition strong holds in Nairobi. In order to ease the tensions among communities living in Nairobi informal settlements, the National Cohesion and Integration (NCIC) conducted a series of dialogue forums targeting the youth.

Themed ‘Building Resilience against Political and Ethnic Incitement ahead of the repeat Presidential Elections’, the forums provided a platform for the youth to freely discuss their grievances and engage directly with peace and security stakeholders. Other topics of deliberations included, political thuggery, hooliganism, hate speech and incitement to violence. The dialogue forums were held from 26th August to 19th September, 2017. The specific areas included; Korogosho, Kariobangi, Babadogo, Lucky Summer, Ngomongo Mathare, Huruma, Mlango Kubwa Dandora, Kayole, Mukuru Kwa Njenga, Mukuru Kayaba, Kibra, Kangemi and Kawangware.

The outcome of the deliberations of the meetings was used to design relevant peace programs to promote non- violent means of conflict resolution among the youth.

 

 

 

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