The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Forgiveness Exhibition At Tribe Hotel

'An eye for an eye leaves the world blind' were the words spoken by world renowned peacemaker Mahatma Gandhi. The same words were repeated at a peace and reconciliation exhibition at the Tribe Hotel, Nairobi, on Friday evening.

Dubbed the 'F-word' exhibition', the event was aimed at exploring and celebrating the stories of people who survived tragedy, who have lived through atrocity and who have found it in themselves to forgive.

"The  Kenya Forgiveness Project collects and uses real stories from crimes  and violence. Through this exhibition, our aim is to empower people to  tell their stories as an alternative to revenge," said KFP's Director  Simon Marks.

The  exhibition examines forgiveness as a healing process, a journey out  of victimhood and ultimately a journey of hope. With the general  elections around the corner, the exhibition could not have been more  timely.

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