Inter-Religion Council trains Migori youths to maintain peace ahead of polls

Angry youths in Migori town in past demonstrations

By MN Reporter

The Inter-Religion Council of Kenya (IRCK) has trained a section of Migori youths and women to promote and help maintain peace ahead of August 9 polls.

The council trained over 50 participants on electoral law, their rights and reporting cases of electoral malpractices and violence.

“we did this under a program focusing on youth who have been used in the past to create chaos,” Migori newly elected IRCK chairlady Kadudu Jafark said,

Kadudu the group was also trained on election observation, how to monitor malpractices to ensure the right process in the whole election management process is followed.

The newly elect committee led by Austin Okello said most youth do not understand the laws, code of ethics and peace charter of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.

Okello said their problems include unemployment, drug abuse and financial illiteracy citing mental health treatment and said it should be included in affordable cover.