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).

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MINUTES OF THE CCP MEETING – 06/06/08

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

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 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.

Action

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

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MINUTES OF THE CCP MEETING – 30/05/08

MINUTES OF THE CCP MEETING HELD AT OXFAM OFFICES, SHELTER AFRIQUE HOUSE ON 30/05/08

CORE GROUP MEMBERS PRESENT


1. Amb. Bethuel Kiplagat

2. George Wachira


OTHER MEMBERS PRESENT


Matters Arising

1. Amnesty

The government has declared its stand on this issue and wants to grant amnesty to criminals. These are extraneous times and a solution that is both political and social is needed.

Action

To voice our position on this as Concerned Citizens of Peace.

2. Kenya Burning exhibition

Follow-up on having the exhibition at Parliament is ongoing. There is need to secure a meeting with the Speaker for this initiative to follow through.

There’s a feature on this exhibition in last weeks Newsweek.

3. Public Debate in the Media

NTV is working on a concept for a new programme, so meanwhile CCP can hold on to this for a while.

KBC radio and KBC television have agreed to host 4 people (2 for radio & 2 for TV) from CCP in an interactive programme. CCP is supposed to come up with the topic for discussion.

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Call to Peace and Political Justice – NCCK – 3 Jan 08

Call to Peace and Political Justice
Thursday, January 03, 2008 by Communications

Press Statement

Call to Peace and Political Justice

1.0 Preamble

The National Council of Churches of Kenya, in our statement of 23rd November 2007, encouraged all registered voters in Kenya to participate in the General Elections to be held on 27th December 2007.

And on the ballot day, there was an enthusiastic participation in the elections by people of all ages, most notable being the youth who have had little interest in elections in the past. They cast their ballots in a largely peaceful environment. However, delays in announcement of the results of the presidential election led to an escalation of tension, anxiety and outbreak of street demonstrations.

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HOPE FOR KENYA – NCCK Executive Committee Press Statement – 13 Feb 2008

Press Statement by the Executive Committee
Friday, February 15, 2008 by Communications

PRESS STATEMENT HOPE FOR KENYA
1. Introduction

The Executive Committee of the National Council of Churches of Kenya has today held an extra-ordinary meeting to reflect on the national crisis and wishes to bring the following message to the nation of Kenya.

We note with deep concern and great sadness that the crisis our nation is going through is the worst we have had in our history. More than a thousand people are dead; nearly half a million have been displaced; and property of unknown value has been destroyed, all in a short period of six weeks.

As a result, our national and social fabric has been torn apart. Kenyans are living in fear. The trust we have had for each other and especially for our neighbours has been destroyed, our identity and national pride as Kenyans has been undermined. Our nation has regressed to pre-modern times where ethnicity is glorified and commitment to national ideals by both political leaders and their supporters are put to question.

Hundreds of thousands of our brothers and sisters are living in squalid conditions in churches, schools, police stations, chief’s offices, shopping centres and other locations where they have run to seek safety. Most have inadequate supplies of even the basic necessities, and the current rains are adding to their misery. This is a mark of unwarranted and unnecessary national shame.

In our reflections, we have noted the following issues of concern:

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