Uwiano was Jamii: Form Ni Peace Dialogues
Following the announcement of the 2022 presidential results, the country has been uncertain, with the Azimio la Umoja Coalition disputing the election of Hon. William Samoei Ruto as the 5th President of Kenya.
The discourse surrounding the polls continues to dominate the political climate, with the coalition holding rallies and threatening mass protests to denounce the results. These tensions are particularly felt by citizens in rural areas and informal settlements, who rely on their day-to-day work to provide for their families.
In light of this, Badili Africa has launched the “Uwiano wa Jamii: Form ni Peace dialogues with young women, men, and chama women as peace ambassadors and disinformation watchdogs in Kenya.” project, which aims to promote national cohesion by training young men, women, and Chama members as peace ambassadors and disinformation watchdogs. We have already conducted training sessions for chama members and youth in institutions of higher learning, as well as social media influencers, on the importance of peace and cohesion and unpacking the demonstrations that have been taking place.
We believe this project is crucial in mitigating the threat to national cohesion posed by the current political climate and rallies. By empowering young people and Chama members to promote peace and counter disinformation, we hope to create a more united and peaceful Kenya.