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Abstract

This article explores the peacebuilding contribution of the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), following the post-2007 election violence in Kenya. Faith-based organizations are increasingly taking an active role in peacebuilding in conflict prone and affected societies. The paper presents research findings that the NCCK perceived that it was positively involved in areas of humanitarian assistance and building of bridges among communities divided by the violence. The paper contextualizes the triggers or the causes of the post-election violence in Kenya after the December 2007 elections and offers suggestions for peaceful co-existence.

Author Bio(s)

John Mwangi Githigaro is a researcher and a media consultant. He holds an M.A. degree in International Relations from the United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya. His research interests are in the areas of peacebuilding and security. Email: John Mwangi Githigaro is a researcher and a media consultant. He holds an M.A. degree in International Relations from the United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya. His research interests are in the areas of peacebuilding and security. Email: mwangi.john@gmail.com

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