Wajibika Regional Youth Dialogue under the auspice of National Cohesion and Intergration Commission (NCIC) held a youth forum in Kisumu to encourage the youth to take lead in promoting peace.
The three day forum held from 18th-20th May aimed to engage and empower the youth, reflecting on recent public demonstrations and their impact on inter-community relations.
Youth from various regions gathered at the dialogue to represent their areas as peace ambassadors, demonstrating their commitment to promoting security and peacebuilding.
The youth are used more by politicians who later dup them after achieving what they want but at the same time they can be very good peace ambassadors as they are energeticKilian Nyambu
The discussions revolved around the vital role young people play in ensuring harmony within their communities.
Speaking during the forum at VIP luxury lounge, NCIC Deputy Director Kilian Nyambu urged the youth to raise awarness on the importance peace.
“The youth are used more by politicians who later dup them after achieving what the want but at the same time they can be very good peace ambassadors as they are energetic,” he said.
National Youth Council on the other hand took the opportunity to raise awareness about its youth empowerment programs, including the County Youth Policy and Sawazisho Gumzo.
“These initiatives aim to equip young individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to actively contribute to the development of their communities,” said NYC’s Johny Williams.
He emphasized the importance of tapping into government opportunities and utilizing digital platforms to create sustainable income sources.
I would like to pose a challenge to you as youths to take it within yourselves to come up with innovative ideas that will make a change in your lives and implement themJohny Williams
He further encouraged the attendees to embrace innovation and entrepreneurship as catalysts for personal and communal growth.
“I would like to pose a challenge to you as youths to take it within yourselves to come up with innovative ideas that will make a change in your lives and implement them,”said Williams.
The Wajibika Regional Youth Dialogue proved to be a valuable platform for young people to come together, exchange ideas, and establish a unified vision for a peaceful and secure future.
The event successfully concluded with renewed enthusiasm among the participants, who left with a stronger sense of purpose and determination to actively contribute to their communities and the nation as a whole.