Work with religious leaders to solve inter-community clashes, NCIC told


NCIC Chair, Francis Ole Kaparo
NCIC Chair, Francis Ole Kaparo addressing a past press conference.

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has been asked to work closely with all religious leaders across the nation while discharging their duties.

Speaking to the press in Kisumu on Monday, the Chairman of the Nyanza Council of Churches, Dr Washington Ogonyo Ngede said the Ole Kaparo-led commission must embrace such partnerships as they would boost the unity of Kenyans.

He urged the commission to seek out religious leaders because they are in a position to drive change from the grassroots, as the men of the are living with the conflicting communities.

He says the commission has played a vital role in uniting Kenyans and there is need for it to be bolstered so that even greater fruits can be realised.

Ogonyo says when religious leaders will be incorporated in the services of NCIC, wrangles being witnessed among communities residing in the boarders will be a thing of the past.

The religious leader said that peace is paramount, therefore no efforts should be spared in pursuing it.

In the recent past there have been numerous conflicts along the Kisumu-Nandi border – clashes that have led to the death of several locals and destruction of thousands of shillings worth of property.

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