Kenya Election Observation Group Adds Civility For Kenya Led By Dr West To List Of Influential Organizations Invited To National Dialogue Conference
– Dr Ruben West
NAIROBI CITY, GREENSPAN, KENYA, December 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – The conference held in Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, and was organized by the Group of election observers (ELOG) officially presented and hosted Dr Ruben West and Civility for Kenya within the framework of the bodies which claim and entrench a culture of electoral integrity.
The bodies include ELOG, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), Mzalendo, Transparency International Kenya, Center for Multiparty Democracy Kenya and other faith-based organizations. Their mandate is to assess the readiness of key institutions to launch action plans for the holding of credible elections in 2022, as they demand the integrity, accountability and transparency of the electoral process.
Agencies have also put in place peacebuilding initiatives at local and national levels and are preparing for possible violent consequences by building capacity and putting in place mechanisms to help Kenyans cope with violence if it happens.
On the way to seizing this opportunity, election observer groups require rapid action from the various actors to mobilize the necessary resources and start working as soon as possible. In light of these considerations, the Civility for Kenya organization led by Dr West and his team came highly recommended for their commitment and strategic work around electoral governance and the promotion of civility.
Civility for Kenya seeks to increase the knowledge, benefits and use of civility practices during this election season. This allows the audience to focus on the issues, not be distracted by negative political behavior or inflammatory reporting, and not be intimidated by outbursts of violence. The organization has already started campaigning by campaigning for civility in the political elections and the 2022 elections. They are able to accomplish their mission by increasing education and awareness of what civility looks like in action. , changing the destructive narrative that is used to divide the country, preventing widespread tribal division for the sake of political gain, and increasing understanding of each tribal group’s contribution and its benefits to the country.
Election violence is a definite internal threat to Kenya’s national security. It violates the rights of people, restricts their freedom, creates loss of property, disrupts peace, interrupts stability and delays prosperity.
This civility campaign is the antidote to these types of activities and behaviors. For peace to be maintained, it must first be created. Civility is often the missing ingredient in many election campaigns.
“For peace to be maintained, it must first be created.” – Dr Ruben West.
The movement is honored to work with designated groups and organizations such as ELOG to move towards civility, peace, cohesion, unity and growth. They also work with current political leaders, future political leaders, religious leaders of all religions, legal entities, citizens who will champion the cause, and international organizations that promote civility and do not interfere with the will of the people. as to the choice of its candidate. The partnership also includes the US-based iChange Nations ™, whose goal is to bring back the art of lost honor. (Dr Ruben is the special envoy of this organization).
Dr West created an international influence and received worldwide recognition for his work and civility efforts. He has received numerous awards and honors around the world, including the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama (2016). In 2018, he received the Presidential Award Girma Wolde Giorgis (Former President of Ethiopia) for being an environmental advocate (who brings out the best in others). In 2019, he received the Sydney Allicock (Vice President of Guyana) Global Humanitarian Award. He was also named 2019 Icon of the Year of Civility in the United States by iChange Nations ™ during the celebration of World Civility Day in Gary, Indiana. More recently, Dr Ruben received the International Humanitarian Medal from Amb. Abdul Ghani Yahya Al-ebarh, President of the United Nations Social Council and candidate for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
Along with Dr Ruben West, Civility for Kenya is also led by Winnie Joy (Global Ambassador for Civility) and Dr Juma Nashon (Global Ambassador for Civility, Ambassador for Universal Peace).
Winnie Joy has partnered with Civility for Kenya to help Kenya have peace before, during and after the 2022 elections. She helps build the organization’s infrastructure and invites key stakeholders to join forces with the leadership of Civility for Kenya.
Dr Juma Nashon is Ambassador of the Federation for Universal Peace and representative of global civility to the iChange Nations ™ Organization. His efforts to restore, rebuild and rename relationships (marriage, families and business) have earned him recognition as a local and global authority as a civility expert and relationship coach.
During the conference, civil society groups discussed and deliberated extensively on emerging issues in the run-up to the 2022 general election. They also underlined the critical role of the media as watchdogs of the society by holding government and other public institutions accountable for governance, democracy and the rule of law. In addition, they observed that the COVID-19 pandemic had negatively affected the operational timelines of key officials and actors in Kenya and globally with an inevitable ripple effect on elections and electoral processes.
Delegates also expressed concern at the growing political polarization in the country, observing that the growing toxic statements by leaders and supporters of emerging political factions will have a negative impact on the country and lead to conflict and insecurity in the country. many parts of the country if something is not done.
IEBC Commissioner Boya Molu represented the Independent Election and Boundary Commission (IEBC). The commissioner said they would deploy observers in next year’s general elections to monitor, identify and arrest those who engage in electoral malfeasance during the voting exercise.
Boya said the IEBC would work closely with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to detect cases of electoral misconduct in the 2022 elections. In addition, the IEBC has drawn up a memorandum of understanding with the Bureau of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), establishing a framework for collaboration to organize free, fair and credible elections and to enforce the Election Offenses Act.
In conclusion, stakeholders decided that basic human rights and other duty bearers should take practical steps within the confines of the law to ensure that political rights and civility are promoted, protected and respected. They also agreed to engage all stakeholders in the coming days to address some of the issues and concerns raised at the congress and educate members of the public accordingly.
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