Peace committees from across the entire county of Nandi are being taken through a sensitization program on prevention, response, and mitigation of election-related violence ahead of the August polls.
The three-day Forum which was officially opened by the County Commissioner of Nandi Lucy Mulili is expected to run through to Friday.
Speaking to West Media, Elly Opondo the team leader for champions of peace, said the major aim of such forums is to strengthen their capacity to be able to come up with plans with a view to preventing, responding, and mitigating election-related violence.
Opondo said the National Cohesion and Integration Commission has highlighted a number of Counties including Nandi which has been marked as political hotspots.
Their work as champions of peace is to strengthen the capacity of the county peace forum members whose membership is composed of a number of stakeholders including the business community, bodaboda operators, religious organizations, women leaders and members of the sub-county peace committees.
So far the team has covered Busia, Kisumu, and Nakuru counties deliberating on strategic and work plan for peace.
The team works closely with the County and national governments and runs a peaceful elections campaign called ‘Zuia Noma Mtaani’ with a toll-free number, 0800724190.