MINUTES OF THE CCP MEETING – 13/06/08

MINUTES OF THE CCP MEETING HELD AT OXFAM OFFICES, SHELTER AFRIQUE HOUSE ON 13/06/08

MEMBERS PRESENT


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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.

Action

The sub-committee will approach available CCP core group members to see whether they can host the show. Concerned Kenyan Writers are willing to avail one or two people to accompany CCP during the show.

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.

There is no feedback yet from the Media Council or Media Owner’s Association, however the Ministry of Information is waiting for the ICT Bill to be debated in parliament before they can enforce any media laws.

3. Nation wide Prayer meeting

‘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.

Action

August 3rd is the tentative date suggested the Nation wide prayer meeting. The committee will hold a larger meeting on the 25th of June where various stakeholders will be present, and as such they are appealing for a meeting venue for this day (50 pax).

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.

77 KVP members graduated at Peace house on 11th June. The ceremony was presided over by the DC of Nairobi West.

Action

o The deputy secretary, Mr. Omar Salat was approached on the above issue and he promised to look into it.

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

o Talks are ongoing between KVP and the Minister of Youth for Rwanda about the trip, and the final details will be given before the departure date on the 29th of June.

5. East African Youth and Children Forum

The East African Youth and Children Forum (EAYF) for peace, non-violence, and conflict resolution has been training young people since March 2008 and 118 of them graduated on Saturday the 14th of June ate Waithaka CFC Church, near Dagoretti High School.

Announcements

o Universal Peace Federation has postponed the Peace festival to July 2009 next year. 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 Concerned Youth of Peace (CYP) is having a Peace Walk in Embakasi constituency on Saturday the 28th of June 2008.

o Kwani Trust is planning to have a Literary festival in August 2008. More details will be provided later.

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

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

Contacts


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 20/06/08 Time: 9.00 am

Convenor: To be communicated

Venue: Oxfam, Shelter Afrique, 6th Floor

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1 Comment

  1. Thanks this is a noble organization. Good luck. I would want to join you. Give me more inforlation.

    Hammerton


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