Issue 5: Conflict Transformation in Kenya: What Raila Odinga-Uhuru Kenyatta Handshake Should Mean

This policy brief proposes full conflict transformation as an approach to sustainable peace in Kenya. Such a process will involve change of social relations from negative to positive through addressing root causes of conflict by changing attitudes, behaviours and contexts (structures) within which conflict occurs. It is also characteristically an inclusive process in terms of conflict actors. To this end, this policy brief refocuses the energy of conflict transformation in Kenya more importantly to the 2008 Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation (KNDR) agreement’s Agenda 4. It recommends implementation of Agenda 4 and operationalization of applicable instruments, an inclusive dialogue and official support to grass-root peace building campaigns and forums through civil society.

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