Wezesha Youth Initiative on Saturday 25th June 2022 held Mr and Miss Tranquility Kenya, a beauty pageant aimed at using fashion and art as a tool of peace and cohesion as we gear up for the elections.
With it’s theme been in pursuit of peace love and harmony, it was the first edition of the event with various political stakeholders, artists, models in attendance.
Speaking at the event, Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) Communications Director, Nelly Muluka, who represented the Chief Guest KFCB Ag CEO Christopher Wambua, said that the event was timely now that the country is headed to the General Elections and that it was prudent to ensure the youth are sensitized not to cause mayhem before, during and after the elections.
‘We are very proud to be part of this. As a board we will endeavor to ensure that the youth are sensitized on the importance of remaining calm before, during, and after elections. That is the reason this auditorium (Nairobi Cinema) under KFCB is open to such noble initiatives,’ Ms Muluka offered.
On his part, Global Peace Foundation Executive Director Daniel Juma Omondi echoed the same sentiments saying that the youth are the ones who are usually used to causing chaos during elections and that it was time they realized elections come and go but the country and life should go on.
‘The youth must understand that elections is not a matter of life and death. All the four presidential aspirants are Kenyans like the rest of us and let whoever wins win and we must accept that. We have confidence in IEBC and it should be let to do its job. Justice is not found in the streets but in courts. Whoever will feel aggrieved by the outcome needs to move to court but not the streets,’ Omondi said.
Wezesha Youth Initiative Chairman Paul Victor said that the initiative did not end at the runway of Nairobi Cinema saying that they have lined up several other activities to ensure tranquility prevails in the country.
Pageant winners will now have the mandate to initiate various projects in achieving the same during the period of their reign that ends 25th June 2023.