ACK Partners with stakeholders on a Peace Building Program within Narok County.

ACK Partners with stakeholders on a Peace Building Program within Narok County.
A Lady Contributes During a Peace Meeting

The Anglican Church of Kenya, through her Social Transformation arm -Anglican Development Services (Kenya) has partnered with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC); and the Family Health International (FHI) 360 on an intercommunal peacebuilding program in the Conflict prone areas within Narok County. Funded by the USAID through FHI 360, the program seeks to promote social and ethnic cohesion among communities living along the border areas.  Coming after the area recently witnessed a flare-up in clashes and tensions that claimed the lives of 9 people, the one-month long program will facilitate Inter-communal dialogue involving representatives from the various communities living within the area.

  • Community Members
  • A Community Member sharing
  • Community Members
  • NCIC’s Elvi Agunda engages the participants
  • Community Members
  • Community Members
  • Community Members
  • A Community Member sharing

A Community Member sharing

By design, the program will gather community groups in Narok South and North Sub-counties within the larger Narok County with a view to:

  1. Establish consensus on the causes of inter-communal conflicts and propose homegrown solutions to address the conflicts.
  2. Domesticate a recently endorsed community Peace Accord.
  3. Develop community work plans for sustaining peace in the area.
  • Rt. Rev. Ernest Ng’eno during the session
  • Rt. Rev. Ernest Ng’eno during the session
  • NCIC commissioner makes his remarks
  • Narok South Sub-county Deputy County Commissioner, Felix Kisalu.
  • Narok South Sub-county Deputy County Commissioner, Felix Kisalu.
  • Narok South Sub-county OCPD addressing the forum,
  • Rt. Rev. Ernest Ng’eno during the session
  • Rt. Rev. Ernest Ng’eno during the session

Rt. Rev. Ernest Ng’eno during the session

The first in a series of community dialogue forums was held at the Ololoipangi Primary school in Oldanganyiro Location, Narok South sub-County on the 24th of June, 2020. The meeting brought together 71 members of the Ogiek, Maasai, Kipsigis and Abagusii communities. In attendance were Representatives from the NCIC led by Commissioner Sam Kona, ACK Diocese of Kericho led by Bishop Ernest Ng’eno, ADS Fraternity led by Bwibo Adieri-ADS -K Executive Director, FHI 360 led by the Grants Manager Joel Gakuo; as was the Narok South Subcounty administration and security teams led by the Deputy County Commissioner, Felix Kisalu.

Among the issues that were highlighted as causes of the clashes were Land conflicts, Cattle theft, political interference, Destruction and theft of crops, invasions by Internally displaced persons from the Mau Forest; and High availability of alcohol. The Government has also stepped up efforts to resolve some of the issues that have long bedeviled the area with the Deputy County Commissioner, Felix Kisalu welcoming the partnership, as a ‘timely intervention’ in restoring lasting peace and healing. The Rt. Rev. Ernest Ng’eno (Kericho Diocese-under which the area falls) urged the community members to regard unity as-the greatest asset they hold to inter-communal coexistence. On his part, NCIC commissioner Sam Kona challenged the residents to live in harmony as it was an ingredient to National Cohesion.

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