STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF MACHAKOS UNIVERSITY (SAMU) PEACE WALK
The student association of Machakos University are carrying out a voter education forum to sensitize the population of Machakos University and its environs on the importance of free, fair, and peaceful elections in Kenya.
In partnership with IEBC, UCSPAK and the University Management, the student leaders were able to organize an engagement meeting and facilitated a dialogue between youth groups (political and non-political) and the Media. The meeting created a space for young people to make their voice heard on the election process and resulted in a commitment to ensure a violence free election.
The campaign mobilized people in a peace march where participants continued advocating for peaceful elections through walk campaigns to educate young people on the role and importance of being peace ambassadors. The students used street theatre to raise awareness on electoral violence in their communities; designed and distributed leaflets that explained how to recognize early warnings of electoral violence and how to manage conflicts.
The campaign received national support from various media house, including KBC, K24 TV, Muthongoi TV, Ebru TV and the STAR newspaper.