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Ndambuki ndcNCCK Chairman Archbishop Dr. Timothy Ndambuki making his remarks during the official opening of the National Dialogue Conference (1) at Ufungamano House Nairobi.

WE FULLY SUPPORT NATIONAL DIALOGUE

ADDRESS BY

ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY NDAMBUKI

NCCK CHAIRMAN

DURING THE

NATIONAL DIALOGUE CONFERENCE 1

ON

11TH SEPTEMBER, 2018

AT

UFUNGAMANO HOUSE, NAIROBI


Archbishop Martin Kivuva, the chairman of the Dialogue Reference Group
Conveners of the National Dialogue Conference
Heads of all institutions participating in this National Dialogue Conference
Representatives from the diplomatic community
All delegates
Brothers and Sisters

I begin by bringing you greetings and a message of goodwill from the National Council of Churches of Kenya.

Dear delegates, one of the most powerful yet humbling verses in the Bible is Isaiah 1: 18, in which God Himself said the following words:

Come now, let us reason together.

At a time when life was very difficult for the people of Israel, and their nation was being threatened with destruction, God called them for dialogue. God was teaching them, and is teaching us today, that dialogue is the only way out of community and national challenges.

We can therefore learn from God Himself how important dialogue is. Dialogue is the glue that holds families and communities together. Dialogue is the foundation on which national cohesion is built. Dialogue is the channel through which common understanding of national issues is built. Dialogue is the core strategy for solving community and national problems.

The NCCK therefore commends all of us who are participating in this Dialogue Conference. We are setting the nation of Kenya on the path to a better future by fostering dialogue to address our perennial problems.

On our part, the NCCK recognized that the post-election violence of 2007 / 2008 would be repeated after each election cycle if nothing was done to resolve the underlying disputes fueled by ethnic mobilisation. We initiated a dialogue process in which we facilitated clergy, elders, youth and women from the major communities to meet and discuss why they were perennially in conflict and identify possible solutions. The first step in this process was for the leaders from one community to meet on their own and define their interests as well as grievances they had against other communities. The leaders from different communities were then brought together and each would present to the other the issues they had identified. It was not easy at the beginning, but with time the communities engaged quite heartily. We believe that through this initiative, NCCK contributed to the intra and inter-ethnic peace that prevailed during the 2013 and 2017 General Elections. It is notable that after the 2017 General Elections, the violence that emerged was between police and demonstrators, not between tribes as was the case in past elections.

I remind all of us that violence is the result of very little attention being paid to addressing of historical injustices. Violence is also caused by electoral injustices. These injustices cause animosity and deeply rooted bitterness between communities.

It is with this background that NCCK is fully committed to the national dialogue process. We have over the years found dialogue processes to be the best avenues for solving most of the challenges we face as a nation.

It is for this reason that in this Conference the NCCK is represented by leaders from all the county, region and national committees. I assure you that these leaders will be instrumental in spearheading the dialogue process at the national and county levels.

In addition, Dear Delegates, the NCCK has recognized that the dialogue process will not succeed if women and youth are not involved. We therefore appreciate that the Framework for National Dialogue is well engendered. On our part, we have held trainings to build the capacities of women to effectively engage in the dialogue process, and encourage them to actively participate at all levels.

Dear Delegates, I conclude these brief remarks by asking that we all support this national dialogue process. Let us play a very positive role in this Conference even as we endeavor to analyze the challenges that face Kenya, which are outlined in the 7 dialogue issues. Let us build consensus on recommendations on viable solutions. Let us forge ahead with confidence that God, who is always ready to dialogue with His people, fully supports dialogue between His people. I am confident that God will strengthen us as we deliberate on these issues over the next three days.

With this understanding, I look forward to the outcome of this dialogue process which I am sure will completely transform our nation.

Thank you.

Archbishop Timothy Ndambuki
Chairman, National Council of Churches of Kenya

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