Kenya’s Youth Call for Unity, Not Reprisals, After Mall Attack

Kenya’s Youth Call for Unity, Not Reprisals, After Mall Attack

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Kenya protest at UN-AndyInNewYork-CC-FlickrFormer rival youth gang members from Nairobi’s slums advocated in an Op-Ed column for the best response to violence — peace and unity. “In the wake of the Westgate Mall terror attack, we implore people in Kenya not to respond with violence and reprisals, especially against Muslims and Somalis.”

“As Kenya searches for answers, Kenyan police and citizens must be careful to avoid the unjust profiling and hatred that will divide rather than heal a grieving people,” they wrote in the CS Monitor. “We know from experience that the best response to violence is through compassion, compromise, and community dialogue.”

(READ the full article in the CS Monitor)

Photo: Kenyan protest at UN – Andy in New York via Fllickr – CC

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