The Star (Nairobi)

19 February 2013

Kenya: Size Eight to Recruit Uhuru, Raila As Peace Ambassadors

Musician Size Eight will be meeting Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his deputy Uhuru Kenyatta in bid to recruit them as peace ambassadors.

Size Eight, who has partnered with Peace for Africa and Economic Development, has so far recruited 7,000 Kenyans as peace ambassadors by having them text their name and email to 20345 .

"I'm very impressed with what I have achieved in two weeks since I started this campaign. I 'm now hoping to sign the presidential candidates as peace ambassadors. So far I have been able to contact Uhuru and Raila and I hope that after our meeting I will leave them with peace ambassador certificates. I want them to involve peace messages as they go on with their campaigns," Size Eight told Word Is.

Peace for Africa and Economic Development seeks to address the root causes of conflicts and underdevelopment in the African continent by investing in entrepreneurship, education and networking of young men and women between the ages of 18-35 on the African continent. PAD aims to establish a poverty-free, peaceful, prosperous and united Africa through generations of self-contented and interdependent African youths. It was set after the 2007/2008 post elections violence.

Size Eight has been very vocal on peace issues both on social media and even in her recent concerts.

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