Poly to use students as peace ambassadors during elections

As the nation approaches the general elections scheduled for 8th August 2017, Eldoret Youth Polytechnic has embarked on a peace program incorporating all its 7,500 students.

The program that will see the students act as peace ambassadors across the county was launched during the Institution’s Cultural and Extravaganza Day which offers an opportunity for the students to display and exhibit their diverse cultures, believes and customs in different ways.

The Chief Principal of the institution, Josphat Sawe, said on Saturday that the objective of the event was to foster national unity among the 43 ethnic communities in Kenya that were represented at the institution, as well as to promote cohesiveness and inculcate ethical values in students.

Sawe added that they wanted to help students become role models to the outside world and become job creators and not job seekers.

The students led by Faith Nasieku and David Odago urged youths in the whole country to shun violence and maintain peace and unity before, during and after the elections period.

Source: Kenya News Agency