Women blamed for instigating chaos
28 May 2012, 11:58
Women have been urged to preach peace across the country as general election knock the door instead of instigating violence.
The outgoing Coast region Coordinator of National Council of Churches of Kenya, Reverend Jane Jenani said most of chaos are set off by women without knowing.
She said there is a need for women to identify their roles in preaching peace in the society as the country prepares to hold general election.
Addressing Kilifi county youths at a peace meeting which was organized by Kenya Muslim for Youths Alliance in Malindi Jenani noted that many women across the country don’t know their roles in bringing people together instead of diving them.
“Whenever there is violence most of time women contribute a lot because they have that convincing power to advice their children and husbands not to participate in any chaos.
But if they can instigate them by claiming they are being discriminated, intimidated, mistreated and many other things can cause youths and to go out to fight, “she asserted.
The clergy said since women are stakeholders in the society should be in the front line to protect peace and harmony in the society.
She went further to add that incase of violence women and children are mostly affected and so expressed the need for women to come up with plans of bringing Kenyans together before the forthcoming election.
Lecturing youths at the same peace gathering Athman Mujahid of Pwani University said that youths can be used to preach peace only if they can identify fragile issues arising and come up with procedures to solve them.
Mujahid added that since most of the time youths are in the grassroots they can be used to identify such burning issues and their root problems before they are solved harmoniously.
“Youths are important element in our society and also they are always at the ground so many issues being raised they are always familiar with them.
In that case youths can be used to identify delicate issues and bring them out for solutions instead of complains and later causing chaos,” he noted.
He called on youths to focus on education instead of concentrating on tourists who only come in seasons.
“Most of our youths are busy at the beaches wooing tourists but when they return back home country’s youths remain jobless while many girls who dropped out become pregnant and that is one and major problem facing our children,” said Mujahid.
He said there is a need for locals in the Coast region to embark on educating their children so that they can take over top government positions in the coming county governments.
The peace meeting attracted youths from different parts of Kilifi county where they were sensitized on important of maintaining peace and harmony among communities living in the region before the forthcoming general election.
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