Embu - Nairobi 145 Kilometres Peace walk
The NCIC pledges support for Peace Initiative. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Assistant Director in Civic Education and Advocacy Mr. Killian Nyambu, has pledged his support to the Kenya Scouts Association’s Peace Advocacy initiative. In his speech during the flagging off of the Association’s Embu - Nairobi Peace Walk dubbed “Advocating for Peace, A drug free generation and a Green environment”, Mr Nyambu stated that the NCIC is ready to work hand in hand with the Association in spreading the message of peace in the country. Mr Ray Charles Musau, the Kenya Scouts Association Chief Commissioner encouraged the young men and women (Rover Scouts) taking part in the walk to stay true to the principles of Scouting stating that their duty to others and self is the driving force behind their call to serve. He added that the call for peaceful co-existence is a collective one and their participation in advocating for this will go a long way in safe guarding the future of this nation. The Founder of Peace Ambassador Kenya Superintendent Francis Kooli and , thanked the Association for it efforts in nurturing the youth to be productive citizens of the nation and instilling in them values that will not only propel them to greater heights but also safe guard the core value of any nation – Brotherhood. He commended the participating Rover Scouts and urged them to keep on Advocating for peaceful co-existence among Kenyans. The four day peace walk was flagged off on the 24th of November, 2014 with 100 Rover Scouts from the 47 counties in the country expected to walk 145Km across three counties (Embu, Kiambu and Nairobi), holding public forums in Embu, Ngurubaini, Makuyu, Thika, Juja, Ruiru and Nairobi. The forums were aimed at sensitizing the public on the importance of peaceful co-existence, the effects of drugs and substance abuse and the importance of conserving the environment and Advocating for peaceful coexistence among Kenyans. The four day peace walk was flagged off on the 24th of November, 2014 with 100 Rover Scouts from the 47 counties in the country expected to walk 145Km across three counties (Embu, Kiambu and Nairobi), holding public forums in Embu, Ngurubaini, Makuyu, Thika, Juja, Ruiru and Nairobi. The forums were aimed at sensitizing the public on the importance of peaceful coexistence, the effects of drugs and substance abuse and the importance of conserving the environment. The Embu - Nairobi Peace Walk was part of the Association’s Messengers of Peace Initiative which is part of the World Scouting’s Messengers of Peace Initiative, launched by the World Scout Committee in 2011. The initiative aims at inspiring the millions of Scouts who are doing amazing things in their local communities to tell the world about it, and thus inspire other Scouts to do even more. Any Scout project that brings a positive change in a community - its health, environment, social circumstances, safety or addresses conflict – is a Messengers of Peace project. This event took place as the Association celebrated 104 years since it’s inception in the country. Other partners involved in the peace walk were the Ministry of Education and SEMA. In attendance was Mr Jonathan Omondi Youth Programme Assistant (Africa Regional Scouts Office), Mr. Josephat Gitonga (Deputy NEC & Programme Executive KSA), Mr Zacharia Obati (National Rovers Coordinator KSA), Mr Bosco Sombe (Ag. Treasurer KSA), and Ms Elidah Muthoni (County Scouts Commissioner Embu).
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