“Shalom-SCCRR has opened a space for our people to discuss the causes of conflict and explore strategies for prevention, management, and transformation. Of great importance is Shalom-SCCRR’s approach of bringing the local people together to be at the center of the peace process and their own development. This has tremendously increased local ownership and the sense of inter-ethnic co-existence and shared development. We thank you and we promise our commitment to protecting the peace that you have guided us to work so hard for,” Commented Mr. Joseph Letting, A Community Facilitator from Kapkitony, Nandi County.
‘‘To replace the old paradigm of war with a new paradigm of waging peace, we must be pioneers who can push the boundaries of human understanding. We must be doctors who can cure the virus of violence.” Paul Chappell.
Shalom-SCCRR’s intervention in Kisumu-Nandi borderline dates back to 2017. Prior to this, the borderline had been grappling with severe effects of post-election violence which were often accompanied by numerous human deaths, injuries, maiming, families being left homeless and displaced and the economic mainstay of the people destroyed as livelihood supporting massive sugarcane plantations went up in flames.
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