NGO trains elders to preach peace ahead of polls

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Eastern -

An NGO is en­gag­ing elders from 18 coun­ties to preach peace ahead of the elec­tions. The elders come from the Kuria, Luhya, Kisii, Pokomo, Gikuyu, Luo and Mi­jik­enda com­mu­ni­ties, among oth­ers. Trust for In­dige­nous Cul­ture and Health di­rec­tor Maryanne Bur­ris said they will train the elders. She ad­dressed the press at Mlo­longo town in Machakos county yes­ter­day. Bur­ris said the ini­tia­tive, to be rolled out in all the 47 coun­ties, will pro­mote na­tional co­he­sion and in­te­gra­tion dur­ing and af­ter the elec­tions.

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