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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Kenya Situation of Concern Update: August 2014

September 11, 2014 |

Unrest has been experienced in northern Kenya due to multiple incidents of inter-ethnic clashes and terror attacks. This has not received public attention in comparison to recent attacks in Lamu and residents of those areas feel sidelined by the government. The ongoing inter-clan war, which began in May 2014, is currently at its worst. The…

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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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Insights From the Field: Part II

July 24, 2014 |

By John Green and Christine Mutisya During our second field visit to the Tana Delta our team’s focus was sensitizing the community to the objectives of Una Hakika through the training of volunteer community ambassadors.  Community ambassadors serve as representatives of Una Hakika in their respective communities. Una Hakika Ambassadors are individuals who are passionate…

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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:

Information Security in the Tana Delta

May 28, 2014 |

TANA DELTA, KENYA — Information security is an issue which has been raised several times in the communities currently being visited by The Sentinel Project in Kenya’s Tana Delta. As discovered during our recent survey of Tana residents, 82% of residents polled own cellular phones, most of whom rely on SMS (91% overall across Kenya,…

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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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The Importance of Dispelling Rumours in the Tana Delta

May 23, 2014 |

The dynamics of conflict are constantly changing, and given the pace of innovations in technology it is apparent that the traditional triggers of conflicts are also changing. Tana Delta, where Una Hakika is focusing its efforts to advocate for peace using mobile technology is a microcosm of any other region affected by ethnic violence.  Factors…

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