Tuesday, July 3, 2012

NCIC unveils its peace ambassadors

Kenya Kwanza
On Tuesday, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) unveiled its peace ambassadors appointed from 25 prominent Kenyans in a move to promote peace in the country ahead of the upcoming general elections.
The campaign dubbed ‘Kenya Kwanza’ (Kenya first) sourced its ambassadors from media personalities, musicians, business people, scholars, human rights activist, athletes, retired military officers and religious heads.
The NCIC goodwill ambassadors include:
·         Musicians: Eric Wanaina and Gospel rapper Juliani
·         Businessmen: Industrialist Dr. Manu Chandaria and Entrepreneur Patrick Obath  
·         Athletes: Tecla Lourope, Catherine Ndereba, and Paul Tergat
·         Journalist: Julie Gichuru.
·         Clergy: retired Methodist Bishop Lawi Imathiu, Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir, Canon Peter Karanja of the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), Sheikh Abdi Mohammed of SUPKEM, Father Gabriel Dolan, Prof. Alghafur Busaidy, and Rev Naomi Waqo.
·         Army commanders: Lt. Gen (rtd) Daniel Opande and Lt. Gen (rtd) Lazarus Sumbeiywo
·         Human rights and peace crusaders: Ikal Ang’elei, Florence Mpaayei, Priscilla Nangurai and Zarina Patel
·         Scholars and philanthropists:  Prof. Mary Mwiandi, Adam Hussein Adam, Amb. Judith Mbula Bahemuka,  Amb. Amina Mohamed Samia Omar, and Pheroze Nowrojee

NCIC chairperson Mzalendo Kibunja said that the campaign would be geared to promote patriotism, national identity, national values, and diversity in the country.

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