West Pokot Celebrates International Day of Peace

Deputy Governor Robert Komolle has led residents from West Pokot, Elgeyo-Marakwet and Tiaty in commemorating International Day of Peace at Tot, Elgeyo-Marakwet County with a rallying call to end border conflicts and embrace lasting peace.
Speaking during this year’s celebration themed “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the GlobalGoals,” the deputy governor said it was a collective responsibility of all leaders from the three counties to foster lasting peace in the Kerio belt.
“Fostering peace contributes to the realization of our goals of development. It’s about time we end these differences between our communities and allow for development,” noted the deputy governor.
He urged all communities to play a key role in bringing lasting peace and change in the region.
The celebration brought together stakeholders such as World Vision- IMARA, Safer World, International Alert, Youth Bunge among others.
The UN General Assembly declared 21st September as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.