Sports across the world is used to promote peace, tolerance and understanding especially amongst the youth. Through sports, values such as respect for cultures and boundaries are emphasized while also instilling other values such as discipline, hardwork, teamwork and fairness. All these values can be used to promote social cohesion and prevention of conflict amongst individuals in communities. The relationships formed through sports can be a strong deterrent to conflict. The Commission in partnership with SambaSports Youth Agenda held two Sports Tournament in Kwale County and Mombasa County on 28th and 29th November, 2020 respectively. SambaSports Youth Agenda is a social platform created to influence behavioural transformation though targetted, Integrated Sports and Skits activities. The objective of the event was to promote peace, cohesion and psycho-social healing amongst youth while inspiring them to be ambassadors of Peace and Cohesion amongst their peers in schools, colleges and communities. The Commission also hoped to inspire and influence safer and healthier behaviours to youth to mitigate their vulnerabilities to Drugs and Substance Abuse, Juvenile Crime and Violent Extremism. Commissioner Eng. Philip Okundi, Commissioner Wambui Nyutu and NCIC Ag.CEO, Ms. Millicent Okatch represented the Commission.
Assistant Director, Civic Education and Advocacy Department, Mr. Kilian Nyambu (left) hands over the football to Commissioner Wambui Nyutu to kick off the football tournament on Saturday November 28, 2020 at Ng’ombeni Primary in Kwale County.