Nairobi, June 19 (SocialNews.XYZ) Kenya and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have teamed up to launch a campaign for peace to tackle violence in the polls ahead of the August 9 general election.
Mandisa Mashologu, the Acting Resident Representative of UNDP in Kenya, said here 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 won. has already achieved, reports the Xinhua news agency.
“The campaign also aims to increase inclusiveness and youth participation in the electoral process in the spirit of leaving no one behind,” Mashologu said at an event marking the International Day for No Hate Speech. .
The UN agency said it would support the campaign through its Transcending the Foundations of Peace and Security for Inclusive and Sustainable Development program and its Consolidating Democratic Dividends for Sustainable Transformation program.
Mashologu said the campaign takes an inclusive and transparent approach that promotes social cohesion that will support peace before, during and after the general election.
Samuel Kobia, President of the National Commission for Cohesion and Integration, said the campaign will be rolled out on both online and offline platforms in order to reach as many people as possible.
The two main candidates for the presidency are William Ruto, the incumbent vice president who is running in a Kenya Kwanza (Kenya first) coalition, and Raila Odinga, known as the doyen of opposition politics under the Azimo La Umoja coalition. (Resolution for Unity) of more than 20 political parties.