Narok Peace Association forum has held a thanksgiving event following a peaceful electioneering period, despite the county having been earlier marked as a potential hotspot area.
The Association’s chairperson Joshua Kaputa said the members put the little resources they had to preach peace to the residents, especially the young people who are used by influential people to cause chaos.
His hard work has already received recognition from President William Ruto, who awarded him two medals for his outstanding role during the Mashujaa day celebrations.
The thanksgiving event was held at the Ole Ntimama stadium and attended by Narok Central Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Silas Gatobu, Narok Governor Patrick Ntutu’s spouse Agnes Ntutu, Narok county women representative Rebecca Tonkei, Narok Township Ward Member of County Assembly Lukas Kudate among others.
Kaputa thanked the President for recognising him saying the award was an honour to all youth who worked with him and promised to continue advocating for peace in the county to foster development.
“I know I’m not only serving humanity, but also God. That is why I put all my energy to preach peace messages even when I have limited resources,” he said.
Ntutu lauded Kaputa’s efforts asking other young people to engage in such programmes that will boost development in the county.
On his part, Gatobu called on the youth to report culprits of teenage pregnancies so as to fight the vice that is rampant in the county.
He reminded the young people that they are the future generation saying those who impregnated young girls should be arrested and prosecuted for violating the rights of children.
“As we preach peace, let us also have our young school girls in mind. If they become pregnant at an early age, their families will not be at peace,” he said.
Tonkei promised to mobilise resources to build a rehabilitation center in the county so as to rescue young people who are lost in drug abuse.
By Ann Salaton