A Witness to the Violence

September 23, 2014 |

“On August 22nd 2012, the Pokomos came to Reketa village and they killed 56 people. That morning I was in Dide Waride, and we tried to go and save our people in Rekata. When we came to Reketa we had seen 56 people dead. All of them speared, and some of them were cut into…

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John Green: Rumour Hunter

September 16, 2014 |

Can you tell us about your typical day as a coordinator for the Una Hakika project? Its my custom to begin my day by thanking God, knowing well that each day is another opportunity given to take my life a notch closer to my goals. I’m encouraged each day knowing that as a part of…

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Community Ambassador Trainings: A Photo Essay

August 19, 2014 |

During a baseline survey conducted by The Sentinel Project to determine the access to and use of technology in the Tana Delta area, respondents were asked if they were interested in joining future violence prevention efforts through Una Hakika.  In May-June 2014 The Sentinel Project traveled to 16 villages throughout the Tana Delta to train…

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Kenya Situation of Concern July Update

August 11, 2014 |

July has been an insecure month in Kenya, especially for residents of the coastal areas. Residents in the area are living in fear due to the unexpected and baffling attacks occurring in the region. To date the masterminds of the attacks have not yet been identified, with continued speculation whether it was an Al-Shabaab plot,…

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A Voice of the Community

June 10, 2014 |

In this interview Una Hakika community ambassador Kode Komora discusses his involvement with the project and his hopes for his community: How did you first hear about Una Hakika? I first heard about Una Hakika when I met John Green.  Our youth group (Delta VCEZ Youth Group) were doing activities in terms of peace, and…

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Why Peace?

June 2, 2014 |

During our Una Hakika community ambassador training sessions we hold a discussion entitled “Why Peace?” in which participants explain what the peace building process means to them.  These are some their responses:

The Role of Una Hakika Community Ambassadors

May 26, 2014 |

  Over the last few days the Una Hakika team has conducted volunteer ambassador trainings in communities around the Tana Delta. We have completed four such sessions so far in Pokomo, Orma, and ethnically mixed villages, some of which were directly affected by violent clashes that claimed the lives of several community members. Yesterday our…

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Moving Forward With Una Hakika

May 21, 2014 |

Canadian members of the Sentinel Project arrived in Nairobi on Saturday, May 17th, amidst lingering tension across the city after the Al-Shabaab bombings the day before. We spent our first few days in Nairobi preparing for our work in the Tana Delta by touching base with our partner organizations, in which we shared our work…

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The Holocaust: Poems of Witness

April 26, 2014 |

I don’t believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and…

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A Genocide Forgotten

April 24, 2014 |

On April 24, 1915, the Turkish government commenced acting on its genocidal plan to eliminate all Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire, by death or expulsion.  Historians estimate that there were roughly 2 million Armenians on Ottoman soil at the onset of the massacres, and by the early 1920s as estimated 1.5 million of them…

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