2023 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

NCCK Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2023

NCCK Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2023


Hebrews 6: 10

God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.

We in the National Council of Churches of Kenya are honored and excited as we confirm nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize 2023. The Nobel Peace Prize is globally considered the strongest affirmation of the contribution by an individual or organization to peace and wellbeing of humanity.

For more than 100 years, the NCCK has been a leader, catalyst and agent of transforming lives of Kenyans for a just, resilient and sustainable society, being fully committed to the motto “For Wananchi”.

The NCCK has made an invaluable contribution to the democratization of Kenya, reintroduction of multi party politics, overhaul of the Constitution of Kenya, elections observation, peace building, safeguarding of human rights of citizens, and promoted dialogue and mediation, healing and reconciliation. For decades, the NCCK has fostered political and civic participation by all people as a foundation for peace and prosperity. These efforts climaxed in the outbreak of peace experienced during and after the hotly contested 2022 General Elections that was driven by intensive peace messaging and campaigns for peaceful voting and seeking legal redress for disputed results in courts rather than on the streets as was witnessed in the past.

The NCCK was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2023 jointly with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Quaker Peace and Social Witness.

In their citation, the AFSC noted that the nomination of NCCK for the Nobel Peace Prize “is intended to draw attention to global threats to democratic government and highlight activist organisations working to build and support democracy”.

Founded in 1917 to consolidate peace and social justice, the AFSC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947 in recognition of their commitment to relief action and peaceful movement, as well as support to victims of the Second World War.

On its part, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition is a grassroots organization run by returning citizens or formerly convicted persons which has tirelessly worked to end disenfranchisement of people with criminal convictions. Their work led to passage of Amendment 4 which restored the right of past convicts to participate in elections.

NCCK heartily thanks the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) for the nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize 2023. This being the first nomination of a faith-based organization, it underscores the necessity of promoting and protecting democracy by working for civil rights,  empowering citizens for participation, and advocating for laws and policies that safeguard peace and prosperity of all.

Signed on this 18th day of February 2023 at Jumuia Place, Nairobi.

Archbishop Timothy Ndambuki


Rev Canon Chris Kinyanjui

General Secretary

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