Let Peace Win: Kenya, UNDP launch peace campaign ahead of general elections

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Kenya and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Saturday partnered to launch a peace campaign to curb electoral violence ahead of the upcoming general elections slated for 9th August 2022.

Mandisa Mashologu, the acting resident representative of the UNDP Kenya, said in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, that the Let Peace Win campaign seeks to foster greater commitment by all stakeholders to peaceful elections in order to safeguard the development gains Kenya has already achieved.

“The campaign also seeks to increase inclusivity and youth participation in the election process in the spirit of leaving no one behind,” Mashologu said during an event to mark the International Day for Countering Hate Speech.

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The UN agency said that it will support the campaign through its Transcending Foundations of Peace and Security for Inclusive and Sustainable Development Programme and Consolidating Democratic Dividends for Sustainable Transformation Programme.

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Mashologu said that the campaign embraces an approach that is inclusive and transparent that promotes social cohesion that will sustain peace before, during and after the general elections.
Samuel Kobia, the chairperson of the state-owned National Cohesion and Integration Commission, said that the campaign will be rolled out both on online and offline platforms in order to reach as many people as possible.


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