Kajiado North Sub County Peace Caravan organizers on Sunday embarked on an initiative aimed at preaching peace ahead during and after August 9, 2022 General election.
The caravan snaked its way around Ngong town and environs, displaying peace messages to sensitize area residents on the need for peaceful elections as well as transition.
While addressing the residents in various stations as the caravan moved along Ngong-Oloolua, Embul bul-Gataka-Olkeri –Matasia-Kiserian-Ole Kasasi-Ongata Rongai and Kware, Kajiado North DCC Mr. Patrick Mwangi urged residents to maintain peace as the polls will come and go.
Peace messages were well articulated by the DCC at every spot that the caravan stopped with civic education being offered on the right to vote and do so peacefully.
“We all want peace during the upcoming August elections. Never again should we experience another post-election violence. We must choose peace,” said the DCC.
The caravan was escorted by the security teams, the Caravan committee members, Kazi Mtaani crew, People Living with Disability (PLWDs), political candidates, CSOs, Clergy as well as the business Community.
The DCC further assured the residents of their safety during the electioneering period as well as during the voting time next week stressing security measures will be heightened.
“This caravan is to pass the message of peace to Kajiado North residents and to assure them that we are on top of our game and also to assure them of peaceful elections,” said the DCC.
Members of the caravan organizing committee were encouraged by the Chair who doubled up as the DCC to continue with passing peace messages before, during and after elections.
General elections are scheduled to be held in Kenya on 9th, August 2022. It will be the third general election after the promulgation of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya, and the fourth for the presidential election, following the nullification of the 2017 presidential election.
Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is not eligible for a third term and so are county governors who have served two terms. This year’s general election has the lowest number of presidential candidates; four who have been cleared to vie since multiparty was effected in 1992.