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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Inter Religious Forum – National Day of Prayer – 8 Feb 08

Inter-Religious Forum Prayer for Kenya
Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Inter-Religious Forum held a national prayer day in Nairobi, Kenya on 8th February. The forum which saw different religious groups converge together also saw President Mwai Kibaki and a section of his cabinet and some members of parliament from both political divide attend. The prayers were meant to seek Gods intervention in the crisis that has rocked the country. The crisis was triggered by the announcement that Kibaki was the winner of the 27th December, 2007 election.


The Inter-Religious Forum is an initiative of many churches, which include Protestant churches, the Catholic, Evangelical churches as well as the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) that brings together different faiths such as Christians, Muslims and Hindus to seek ways of restoring peace and tranquility in Kenya. Its chairman is the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK), the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Nzimbi.


Bishop Dr. Mvume Dandala, the AACC General Secretary, was invited to preach at the event, which was covered live on the national broadcasting television station.

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National Day of Prayer – 8 Feb 2008 – Presidents Speech

Presidents Speech at the National Prayer Day at KICC on 8 Feb 2008