International Peace Day celebrated World wide

Interfaith Peace walk
Interfaith Peace walk

The Interfaith Organization has taken part in celebrating International day of Peace by peace campaign walk in Bungoma County.

Afterwards they headed to the County Commissioner Offices where the event has taken place. Interfaith organization operates under the Inter- religious Council of Kenya in which different denominations are members. The main call of the organization is Cohesion, Tolerance and Love.

Different religious leaders participated in today’s event in which the Senior Assistant County Commissioner; Mrs. Christine Wafula Chacha addressed them where she insisted that Bungoma residents should uphold peace.

“I request you to uphold peace in everything you do, because the only thing that can make us improve the standards of living is peace.” She said

International peace day is usually observed globally every year on 21st September. This day was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. The day aims in strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non- violence and cease fire. This day facilitates peace in the world by invoking people to uphold peace, live and act together when united in differences and diversity in building sustainable world of peace.

All nations are invited by The United Nations to honour the day. Each year a different theme is promoted and national awareness created.

Today being 21st September 2022 the theme is “END RACISM, BUILD PEACE”. The main objective of this year’s theme is to treat all races equally and to promote peace among them.

By Diana Wangila