Following the 2007/8 election violence in Kenya, peace work in that country has become an urgent need. In response to this, we at last launched our Kenya Chapter in June, 2014.
The vision of the Kenya Chapter is to to promote peacebuilding and to cultivate a culture of non-violence in Kenya. It’s proposed projects include a) Peace Education Programme (PEP) b) Restorative Justice Programme (RJP) c) Leadership and Peace making Programme (LPP).
SEP Kenya plans to work in three communities, Abagusii, Luo and Kipsigis, in the following five counties in Western Kenya: Kisii, Nyamira, Homa-Bay, Kericho and Sotik where clashes took place during ethnic animosities in 1992, 1997, 2002 and during the 2007/8 post–election violence due to competition for essential resources and political differences among the communities.
Any individual or organisation interested in working with SEP Kenya, feel free to contact us!
Kenya Chapter People
The Kenyan Chapter is directed by Charles Obwaya. Charles has been involved in the Kenyan education system for the past 19 years and brings his wealth of experience to the Kenyan Chapter. Since 2009, Charles has been involved in peace work, being an active member of the Global Alliance for Peace.
Working alongside Charles, are:
Josephat M.Mairong’i, a retired principal of a Secondary School. He is now pursuing a BA in Bible and Theology at Kima International School of Theology and he in his final year. He is the secretary of the organisation and leader of the SEP Choir which has already been formed to perform and present songs on peacebuilding.
Grenfell J. J. Mainye, a retired civil servant. He is now a deputy principal and volunteer lecturer at Kima International School of Theology, Maseno in Kenya.He holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce, Diploma in IPS and an MBA degree from Virginia University in USA. He is a specialist in Financial Management, a rich experience he brings to SEP. He is the Treasurer of the organisation and will be in charge of our books of accounts.
The SEP Kenya Board:
1) Charles Obwaya – ADD-TSC, who will be directing SEP Kenya
2) Pivon N. Angwenyi – Director – HOHCC, Kenya
3) Annah Moraa Maina – KNBS – Kisii
4) Josephat M. Mairongi – KIST, Kenya
5) Mainye J. J. Grenfell – Lecturer at KIST – Maseno
6) Elizabeth Okila – Social worker with Care-Kenya
7) Robinson Ong’au – Samaritans Purse – Mombasa