Photo: Marsabit Youths for Peace Walk in Marsabit Town.
The association of Marsabit University students’ in-conjunction with Initiative for Progressive Change (IFPC) today held a 5KM Peace walk in Marsabit County.
The 5Km Walk started in Marsabit Stadium and its main aim to preach peace in the region ahead of 2017 elections.
Yasmin Abdikadir CEC Lands in Marsabit county government flagged off a team of youths who covered 5KM within Marsabit town and its environs.
Addressing the youth she say’s “This is a wonderful initiative youths should stand up and be the agents of peace and we wish the same can be done in all other four sub-counties’’
The team of youth representing various tribes living in Marsabit County gathered in Marsabit stadium led by the founder of the 5 Km walk Abdul Aziz Boru aka Muchu who had organize and mobilized university for this noble course since September of this year.
“It’s wise for us students to talk about peace in our communities since we our parents listen to us since they took us to school, youths are the leaders of today and tomorrow, let’s think positive as we preach peace for sustainable development’’ Say’s Abdi Aziz Muchu.
In his speech Abdi Aziz Muchu urged the youth and more specific university students to offer free civic education on their communities in grassroots.
The same sentiment on youth leadership was echoed by the representative on Marsabit County Chapter National Youth Council Chair and the founder of IFPC, Hassan Mulata who urged the political class and religious leaders to preach peace in the region.
“Let’s learn from past, without peace there’s no development and he urged the residents of Marsabit County to maintain tolerance as we approach 2017 Elections’’
The Slogan of the 5Km Walk is “Vijana Tudumishe Amani, Ni Wajibu Wetu Sote.’’
Other key government official who graced the occasion includes Siba Konse CEC, Roads, and Stephen Sora. C.O Skills Development, Youths and Sport, Director Sports Grace Mitambo and Marsabit Central Assistance County Commissioner Hubert Akaliche Kombo.