Nairobi, 21st September, 2021
Nairobi City County Deputy Governor and Acting Governor, H.E Ann Kananu today attended the International Day of Peace Celebrations and launch of Public Service Governance (PSG) World Peace Philosophy at the Memorial Peace Museum Grounds.
Said Ms. Kananu, “It is remarkable to know that in August 2010 under the wise leadership of the former President, H.E Mwai Kibaki, Kenya promogulated the new constitution 2010, the most dynamic Constitution because it takes care of the bill of rights; democracy, political space, civil rights, fairness, justice, national cohesion and economic empowerment to all people. We are gathered today to collectively devote ourselves in strengthening the idea of peace through this years’ theme; “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.”
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. In 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as a period of non- violence and cease -fire.
Public Service Governance CEO, Amb. Esther Waringa, said “The United Nations General Assembly in 1981 in its wisdom saw the necessity for the world to come together once a year to take stock and to strengthen strategic ideals towards global peace and hence called this day, International Day of Peace.”
Amb. Esther Waringa said that the Memorial Peace Museum grounds where the International Day of Peace was held, was born out of a terror attack that occurred in August 1998 where more than 200 lives were lost. She emphasized the need to heighten interventions of world lasting peace.
Said Amb. Waringa “The aspect of bringing humanity together to enjoy inter-racial, Inter- tribal, inter -religious harmony is what made Public Service Governance launch the world philosophy “My Peace, Your Peace, My responsibility”. Once this philosophy is embraced worldwide, it will cultivate world peace.”
H.E Ann Kananu said that Kenya had made tremendous progress in fostering peace arising from good relationship among countries in the world.
In attendance was Dr. Joyce Ngugi, Deputy Governor, Kiambu County, Deputy Inspector of Police, Edward Mbugua among others.