The National Cohesion and Integration Commission embarked on the development of the “Peace and Political Decency Charter” meant at backing the Commission’s efforts to uphold peace, political accountability and nurture decency.
Speaking during the kick-off to the two-day exercise that took place on 23rd and 24th September 2021, the NCIC chairman Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia noted that the Charter shall be a living document and companion not only to politicians, but to citizens as well. “We shall engage all partners in developing the Charter for ownership and effective implementation” he said, emphasizing on the need for citizens’ ownership and the responsibility to hold leaders accountable for their misdeeds.
The Charter is timely as it comes at a time when the country is drawing closer to the 2022 General Elections, and in a state of dire need for accountability for intolerance, harmful utterances and hate speech.
The exercise brought together a delegation from the Swiss Embassy, members of both Senate and National Assembly Committee on Cohesion and Integration, amongst other stakeholders in the peace sector.