In Summary
  • NCIC organised a two-day cohesion and peace forum involving youth and women from the county.
  • Dozens of youth who had been invited by Samburu West MP Naisula Lesuuda were turned away.
  • Ms Cindy Maiyanai slammed the organisers to the event for side-lining the youth and ignoring their voice.

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has been put on the spot for locking out Samburu youth from an open peace and cohesion forum.

The commission led by Mr Francis ole Kaparo had for two days organised a cohesion and peace forum involving youth and women from the county.

The event, which was held on Monday and Tuesday at the Maralal Catholic Church Pastoral Centre, was marred with chaos and confusion as dozens of youth who had been invited by Samburu West MP Naisula Lesuuda were turned away.

According to an official from the commission who was one of the organisers of the event, the group of youth who turned up on Tuesday had no official invitation letters.

TIGHT SECURITY

They comprised members of the Samburu University and College Students Association (Sucsa) among other participants who were locked out of the venue's main gate which was under tight security by Administration Police officers.

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