9 May 2012

Kenya: Peace Initiative Launched in Eldore

A programme to promote good governance and ethnic tolerance has been launched in North Rift. The initiative is dubbed 'promoting good governance and inter-ethnic tolerance through humuor'.

The programme launched by the North Rift Theatre Ambassadors is aimed at enlightening people on their responsibilities ahead of the general election. Speaking during the launch in Eldoret, the coordinator North Rift theatre ambassador Ken Ruto said the electorate is likely to be misled by the politicians especially during electioneering year.

"We will be using theatre to enlighten our people on matters election so that they cannot be divided by the politicians along the tribal lines," Ruto said. Ruto said the electorate should be well educated on such matters to enable them identify "good and evil from the politicians".

He added that the different ethnic groups in the country should co-exist peacefully and work together in achieving the goals envisaged in Vision 2030. "Despite of our political difference the ethnic groups should remain as one and build the country. We will be disseminating this information to the public through the plays we will be acting in our public rallies in the North rift region." he added. On the other hand he called on the Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his deputy Musalia Mudavai to cease the exchange of words

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