The story of the
Peace Team in
On 27 December
go to the polls to
elect a new
As the announcement of a winner is
inexplicably delayed, the vote
counting process loses credibility and
tension mounts in the country.
Youth begin to gather in the streets for
When the result is finally announced,
it is considered by many to be rigged.
Young people take to the streets in protest.
Their actions are destructive of property, but
not (at that stage) violent against people.
Youth burn tires and throw stones.
Police respond with live bullets.
Homes and shops are looted and burned,
primarily those belonging to ethnic
minority communities in that location
We bring the Christian and Muslim
leaders in Turbo together to form
an interfaith peace task force
Young people from diverse ethnic
groups in Turbo are trained as AVP
We spend time on training and
reflection as a team
We hire Getry Agizah to serve as
the FCPT Coordinator
Our programme settles into a long-
term strategy for peacemaking in
•Alternatives to Violence Programme (AVP)
•Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC)
•Turning the Tide (TTT)
•Advocacy and public policy
The election in March 2013 is
(mostly) peaceful and (mostly)
The new President and Deputy
President are on trial at the ICC,
accused of masterminding the 2008
Kenya is a “frontline” state in the
war on terror
Friends continue to witness and
work for peace in their own context
Friends are still working for peace,
justice and reconciliation in Kenya.
The need continues, long after the
headlines move on. Support the
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