Politicians have been urged to shun utterances that might hinder peace and stability in the country ahead of the 2022 succession politics.
Ronald Sanros Sunguti from Inter-religious Council says the politicians have a role to ensure cohesive nation ahead of 2022.
He was speaking over the weekend at St.Ambrose Catholic Church in Manyani, Kivumbini Ward in Nakuru East Sub County during a closure of 3 years’ training for youths on matters peace.
Sunguti also challenging youths to be on the watch out and avert being used as agents of violence but rather foster peace and inter-religious tolerance.
“The Politicians should be careful on the utterances they make. We do not want to go back to what happened in 2007/2008.We need peace and that is why we are also making sure our youths become ambassadors of peace” said Sunguti.
The Inter-religious Lobby Youth United for Peace in Kenya has been working with religious leaders in advocating for peace in various counties.
In Nakuru County, the Youth United for Peace in Kenya has been working closely with the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru through the office of the Bishop to reach out to youths.
Under the program, over 300 youths in Nakuru County have been trained to be ambassadors of peace.
Peace builder and Inter-religious expert at Youth United for Peace in Kenya Josephat Khamasi says the cohesiveness and religious tolerance in the country depends on the youths who are the majority.
Speaking in Nakuru during a culmination meeting for the several youth training the lobby has been conducting in collaboration with the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, Khamasi was very categorical that the youths have a voice that should be heard.
While citing the ongoing alleged corruption scandals in the country, Khamasi stated that they youths should also speak out in one voice no matter their political and religious differences.
“The future of our nation depends on us as youths. We cannot have a future when youths are fighting each, when youths are busy engaging in drugs and violence extremism. Even the corruption we are hearing of in the country can be addressed if the youths wake up and speak in one voice” said Khamasi.