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Kenya

Hosting interfaith and interethnic conversation spaces to increase understanding and reduce community violence. 

Kenya

Tensions and mistrust within interfaith and interethnic communities have led to violent extremism in Kenya. Mutual understanding and connection are created through honest dialogues and outreach activities. 

Why is trust needed? 

Kenya has witnessed multiple terror attacks and inter-ethnic clashes, especially in the coastal region of Mombasa and the North-Eastern region of Garissa. This has resulted in mistrust, tensions, hate, stigma and negative perceptions within communities between people of different faiths and ethnicities. 

Radicalisation of young people into terror groups has been on the rise in Mombasa, negatively affecting the tourism industry. The result has been an economic slowdown and idle youth vulnerable to drug abuse, crime and further radicalisation. 

How is trust built?

Trustbuilding occurs in outreaches in Kenyan universities
Delivering honest interfaith dialogues

Safe spaces are created in universities and community locations where people can openly ask questions about other faiths to build understanding and reduce prejudice. Outreach activities, such as sports and planting trees, bring people closer together. 

Kenyan pastor, imam, and facilitator hold a prayer before an outreach event in Kenya
Involving clergy as community trustbuilders

Leaders from each faith community actively advocate for trustbuilding through dialogues and workshops. 

Learn more about Trustbuilding in Kenya

Esther Marrie Inzekellah 
Communications Assistant  

Steven Kimaru 
Board Member/Regional Coordinator 

Dan Mugera 
Project Manager  

Mike Muikia 
Communications Officer and facilitator 

John Njoroge 
Trainer 

Mumbi Wambugu 
National Coordinator