Linda Amani Youth Peace Summit
The key agenda items discussed included the following: 1. Youth scenarios towards 2030 2. Electoral violence... in.Kenya since 1992 to date 3. Personal accounts of electoral related violence 4. Analyzing the current political state in the context of peace and violence 5. Constitution, electoral participation and human rights 6. Leadership and integrity as a Kenyan 7. Understanding the concept of devolution for regional and national integration 8. Ethnicity and national cohesion 9. National preparedness to mitigate violence 10. Electoral process under the new constitution 11. Advocacy and actvocacy All speakers at the summit emphasized on the need to draw lessons from the aftermath of the prevuious elections in 2007 to prevent a reoccurence of violence. They also urged the young people to play a lead role in ensuring peace prevails across the country, berfore, during and after the elections
The team that represented MoP Kenya comprised of the following 1. Nelson Opany, National Youth Representative 2. Grace Michuki, National Youth Representative 3. Innocent Kwedo, Vihiga County 4. Mary Atieno, Homabay County 5. Gideon Kariuki, Uasin Gishu County 6. Pauline Kagiri, Kajiado County 7. Patrict Charo, Kilifi County 8. Carol Mbithe, Machakos County 9. Jonathan Wasonga, Nairobi County 10. Emma Muthanje, Murang'a County 11. Zablon Samba, Mombasa County 12. Stanley Kyalo, Kitui County
Nelson was given an opportunity to share with the other participants the work that the young people at Kenya Scouts Association are doing to promote pe4ace through the Messengers of Peace Initiative. At the end of it all, the MoP team crowned the summit with a call for peace saying, "We are scouts from Kenya and we are Messengers of Peace. During this electoral period we urge all Kenyans to vote wisely and maintain peace. Kenya Yangu, Amani Lazima!"