Peace and national cohesion

Conflict in Kenya has caused tremendous harm to civilians particularly women and children and increased the numbers of internally displaced persons in the country. In areas where the conflicts prevail, development programs have been disrupted or obstructed and resources re-directed to less productive uses.

There has been deterioration in the quality of life, the weakening of political and economic institutions and the discouragement of investment. Not only have the prevailing conflicts occurred within Kenya’s borders but some have spilled over borders lowering regional stability and the growth and prosperity of the region generally.

Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) Peace and National Cohesion Program has mandate of promoting peace, reconciliation and cohesion among Kenyan communities and their neighbors’. IRCK promotes justice and cohesiveness among communities through dialogue, shared values and perspectives for mutual co-existence.