Matters Arising

1. CCP on KBC radio & KBC television

KBC radio and KBC television have agreed to host 4 people (2 for radio & 2 for TV) from CCP in an interactive programme. The following topics have been suggested for discussion; Resettlement, Amnesty, and Peace-building.


The sub-committee will follow on the names of the 4 participants for the 2 shows. An appropriate date for the shows should also be established (Rev. Mathenge, Rev. Peter, Dr. Mwiti & Sally)

2. Conflict Sensitive Journalism

The radio stations especially the vernacular ones need to be sensitive when reporting on post election violence issues. They need to practise responsible journalism and exercise restraint when dealing with sensitive issues.


To find out what the Media council and the Media Owners’ Association are doing about this (Annette)

3. Nation wide Prayer meeting

Rev. Jackson Mbuthia from KAG pointed out that a similar initiative by KAG which did not take off, had been initiated in February. It was then suggested that the CCP sub-committee could liase with that KAG one to come up with a big event.

‘Healing Day’ is the name that was suggested for the nation wide prayer meeting day. The committee will work on a budget and programme for the day and CCP will handle the high profile invites.


A tentative date in July is yet to be determined for this. The committee will continue meeting every week to deliberate on the logistics and plan for the day.

4. Kenya Veterans for Peace

It has come to the attention of KVP members that ministry officials are using their IDP profiling forms to compile their lists and data concerning IDPs.

KVP have been invited to Rwanda to launch Rwanda Veterans for peace from the 1st to 5th July 2008. A group of people comprising 30 veterans and 20 youth from various organisations are expected to attend this launch. Food and accommodation have been catered for, however each person is supposed to pay for their own transport to and from Kigali, which costs approximately kshs 7,000 per person return trip.


o CCP should write the Ministry of Special Programmes acknowledging KVP for the work done concerning the IDP profiling.

o To raise funds for the trip for veterans or youth who are unable to meet travelling costs.

5. Kwani Trust, ‘After the Vote’

CCP is grateful to Kwani Trust for the generous donation of the above book to CCP core group members as well other members. For those who did not receive copies and would still like to own one, ‘After the Vote’ is available in all leading bookstores in town for just kshs 200; Annette will come with copies for selling during the next meeting.


  1. Law and Justice
  2. Type of elections that we should have in Kenya
  3. History of violence in Kenya Bishop Mary Wairimu
  4. Government compensation in the event of violence.


o Universal Peace Federation is having a meeting concerning the Peace festival on June 21st 2008. www.globalpeacefestival.com

o NCCK is having a conference in August for pastors (1,500 senior pastors) throughout Kenya. Its theme is “And the Truth shall set you Free”. Cost kshs 3,000 per person.

o Kenya Burning Exhibition has moved to RAMOMA gallery on 2nd Parklands avenue.

o Day of the African Child (16th June); To mark this, a celebration will be held at Kamukunji grounds on Saturday the 14th of June 2008.

o National Day of prayer committee meeting, every Wednesday at 5pm, LIKA offices, Regent court (opp. Nairobi Women’s’ hospital), Argwings Kodhek road.

o East African Youth Forum will hold an event dubbed ‘The Story of an Idea’ on the 14th of June 2008 at Waithaka CFC church, near Dagoretti high school from 9.00 am.

o Check out these websites www.rescuekenya.org and www.generationkenya.co.ke


Kenya Veterans for Peace (KVP)

CEO – Rev. John Mathenge, 0725 203128

Dr. Gershon K. Mwiti Tel. 0722 546090

Email: gkmwiti@oasisafrica.info

Minutes compiled by Sally Murunga (smurunga@gmail.com Tel. 0722 218031)

Next meeting: Friday 13/06/08 Time: 9.00 am

Convenor: To be communicated

Venue: Oxfam, Shelter Afrique, 6th Floor

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