Police join hands with reformed Moran fighters to preach peace

Ex Moran Geoffrey Ngarawale,Josephine Langapiani and Jacob Leparleen of peace cop during an international security and peace initiative in Nairobi. PHOTO: CHRIS NYAMUTA.

Nairobi, KENYA: The Police force has joined hands with reformed Moran fighters and civil society organisations in a bid to preach peace as the country gears towards the general election.

Speaking during a sensitization conference on sustainable security and peace in Africa, in Nairobi, Administration Police commissioner Dr Merkell Leruk said that police will partner with the Independent and Electoral Commission to offer training to police officers on how to handle security matters during electioneering period.

Dr Leruk urged the wananchi to observe peace during polls to avert a repeat of 2007/2008 post electoral violence.

On the other hand, a reformed Moran fighter Geoffrey Ngarawale urged the government and Kenyans to shun tribal violence during elections so as to avert anarchy.

“I urge the government to continue preaching peace that will stop the tribalism which is the source of conflict.” Ngarawale said

He urged private sector to join hands and support the marginalized communities which are susceptible to tribal violence and enhance education in the affected areas so as to empower youth thus abandon violence related incidences.

“I insist on education which will transform.other unreformed Moran like me.”Ngarawale

The conference brought together different organisations and scholars to chat away of shunning divisions during electioneering period and violent extremism affecting African continent.