The Star (Nairobi)

14 February 2013

Kenya: Kiambu Youth Walk to Thika for Peace Rally

Youth from Kiambu yesterday held a walk to promote peace before during and after the March 4 general election.

The youth went through Ndumberi, Githurai, Ruiru, Gatundu, Mang'u and Thika where they collected more than 1,000 signatures committing themselves to peace.

The walk dubbed "Tuko Rada" was organised by Mercy Corps National Youth Bunge, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission and Yes Youth Can.

It was was flagged off in Kiambu town by county commissioner Wilson Njega. Mercy Corps communications officer Catherine Wakinga said the walk was meant to encourage the youth to promote peace.

She said the youth have in the past been used by politicians to cause chaos during elections. Addressing the youth at the end of the walk at the Thika Municipal Stadium, Thika Sub county commissioner Mwai Gicheru asked them to be peace ambassadors and to elect leaders who will contribute to the development of the county.

Youth from Kiambu yesterday held a walk to promote peace before during and after the March 4 general election. The youth went through Ndumberi, Githurai, Ruiru, Gatundu, Mang'u and Thika where they collected more than 1,000 signatures committing themselves to peace.

The walk dubbed "Tuko Rada" was organised by Mercy Corps National Youth Bunge, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission and Yes Youth Can.

It was was flagged off in Kiambu town by county commissioner Wilson Njega. Mercy Corps communications officer Catherine Wakinga said the walk was meant to encourage the youth to promote peace. She said the youth have in the past been used by politicians to cause chaos during elections.

Addressing the youth at the end of the walk at the Thika Municipal Stadium, Thika Sub county commissioner Mwai Gicheru asked them to be peace ambassadors and to elect leaders who will contribute to the development of the county.

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