Minutes of Walk against Crime held on 23rd may 2012 at 5.00pm at Inuka Office in Huruma
1) Gacheke Gachihi- Nisisi Coordinator
2) John Mucheru Kangara- Zakale Creations
3) Anthony Mwoki – Bridge Nisisi Youth chapter Kiamaiko
4) Reuben Waweru- Bridge Nisisi Youth Chapter- Kiamaiko
5) Muchangi Nyaga – Getto Green Nisisi Youth chapter- Grogon Village
6) Lenard Ndegwa – Community Media
7) Gloria Ndunge- Christ Chapel Children Home
8) Elizabeth Nyambura-Community Transformers- Mathare
9) Javin Ochieng- Map Mathare
10) Darlington kariuki-Mwangaza Ni sisi
13) Michael Kamau- Mwangaza Nisisi
Absent with apology.
- 1. Bakari Juma- KSEEEP
- 2. Milton Obote- Zakale Nisisi
- 3. Franco Sakwa – Bunge La Mwananchi Mathare
1) Mapping the route walk.
3) Establishing committees in planning of the walk
4) The Date of the Walk 7/7/2012
ü Mapping the route of walk.
The members discussed the importance of the coming up with a simple root map drawn from Police head quarters to Huruma sports ground. This will inform the organizing committee on the important stopover scenes during the walk to create awareness on police reforms and the role of Nisisi Chapters in community policing youth empowerment and peaceful coexistence in our in the slum.
The budget was read to members and relevant final modification made, to the budget which was to inform the activities of the walk and was to be attached to the concept to be sent to the partner’s organization.
The date of the walk was confirmed to be 7/7/2012, starting at 8am from the Police Headquarters Vigilance House to Huruma there to follow a community forum and exhibition in Huruma Sports Ground by community based organization on arts against crime and Nisisi youth chapters role in community peace dialogue and income generating program
ü Establishing committees
Four committees were formed.
- Coordinating committee
- Media and publicity committee
- Resource mobilization committee
- Entertainment and security committee
- Gacheke Also reported that the chief Justice had indicated that he was willing to participate in the walk against crime and the organizing committee needed to visit his
Office to inform him about the progress
- It was proposed that letters and concept paper be sent to Inuka, RPP, and IMLU in order to seek support from this organization to support the walk.
- Anthony Mwoki also informed the meeting the need to pay courtesy call to the Police Headquarters and seek the Participation of the Kenya police in the Walk, which members supported and the organizing committee was to plan a day for the visit.
- Visit to the area District officer and Huruma Police Station was also planned and Muchagi Nyaga the chairperson of Getto Green was to organized for the visit.
- Darligton Kariuki from Mwangaza Nisisi informed that the Nairobi Nisisi Board had discussed the idea and they were willing to support the walk to help create awareness against crime and Nisisi initiative for youth income generating program and YYC youth in Nairobi
- John Mucheru updated the meeting on planned Walk in London that was going to happen on June and important of the youth groups in Huruma and Kiamako developing social Enterprise and youth projects that can help to fight crime which is one objective of the walk and the exhibition.
Minutes by Elizabeth Nyambura
Community Transformers Mathare-
CONCEPT ON WALK AGAINST CRIME IN HURUMA/KIAMAIKO(NAIROBI)
The walk against crime is idea that was developed by four community based group in Huruma and Kiamaiko village in Nairobi that are involved in various community social economic activity to reduce crime and create environment of peaceful coexistence and help youth to create self-employment through nurturing individual talents through arts, community theater, traditional and contemporary dance, and bead work making through recycled materials.
- Kenya Social Education Economic Empowerment Program (KSEEEP) and ZAKALE CREATIONS. Are community based organization that deals with various community activities for income generating and rehabilitation of youth through Zakale creations.KSEEEP has various social program that employ youth in arts against crime that uses handcraft making , necklace and earring , through recycled materials that are sold locally and abroad through Zakale Creations workshop that is based in Huruma.The main objective of this program is to engage the youth in sports and social economic activities so they can reduce free time used in taking drugs and crime and engaging in other anti-social activities in Kimaiko and Huruma village.
- Bridge Nisisi and Getto Green Nisisi Youth chapters, This are community based youth chapters in Huruma and Kiamaiko village with 150 registered youth members formed under the USaid Yes youth can Program in Kenya that is being implemented by Inuka Kenya Trust in Nairobi the objective of the program is to help build the capacity of youth to be able to have economic and civic engagement activity that can bring social transformation and create source of livelihood to the youth in the area.
Sine early 1990’s, the youth in Huruma, and Kiamaiko estates were engaged in taking drugs, carrying out criminal activities as well as prostitution. This exposed them to situations high level of poverty, violence, and being in prison for number of years, not to mention HIV/AIDS scourge. That left many of the youth vulnerable to be exploited by political class and the ruling elite during post-election violence of 2007/ 2008. It is this reason that the said community based youth groups have come together to organize a campaign against crime and violence in Huruma and Kiamaiko.
The Walk against crime campaign also aims to create awareness on the potential and talents of the transformed youth in Huruma I Kiamaiko,through income generating activities, Micro finance, Theater and Sports, this to inspire the youth and help to recruit youth in Kiamaiko and Huruma in Nisisi youth chapter. KSEEEP will also be carrying out a recruitment drive to encourage other reformed youth to join the community based groups in the area in transforming their lives through Yes Youth can program and the Zakale Creations . Hence making Kiamaiko a better and safe place to live, work, invest and play for the youth.
To inspire and promote youth social economic empowerment through behavior change among the youth in the society, this will be achieved through the showcase of income generating projects by Zakale Nisisi, Bridge Nisisi and Ghetto Green Nisisi Youth chapters that are involved in arts against crime of bead works and handcrafts making with recycled materials, Garbage collections and has employed dozens of reformed youth who earn their daily bread from this workshop based in Huruma, other youth bunges are involved in other activities like Sports, theater, dance, and acrobatic from KSEEEP and other community based groups in the area.
The Walk against crime will aim to motivate the youth to develop their skills and get involved with income generating, forming cooperative savings groups, sports, and community theater for social justice in Huruma Kiamaiko.
The Walk against crime will be held in one day starting with walk in the morning and ending with a community Forum in Huruma sports ground with invited speakers from the government official and community leaders who will seek to highlight the achievements of the youth chapters in Huruma and the opportunity available to them and how equip the said youth with tools and skill that can help to overcome social economic challenges in the area.
The walk against crime campaign will commence 14 July 2012 from the Police headquarters, passing through Starehe Police division at Pangani Police station, to Mathare Chief Camp, and stop over at Huruma police station. This is to create awareness and civic education on the new constitution and Public participation in monitoring reforms in the Kenya Police services and judiciary for efficient and accountable criminal justice institutions, the walk is expected to attract 1500 youth and other members of the community and social movements in Starehe constituency.
Concept by Committee Planning WAC NAIROBI
1. Bridge Nisisi Youth chapter
2. Ghetto Green Nisisi Youth chapter
5. Zakale Nisisi Youth chapter
MINUTES OF MEETING OF WALK AGAINST CRIME IN KENYA 10/3/2012
AT INUKA OFFICE IN HURUMA 2.30PM.
1) Gacheke Gachihi- Community Facilitator Inuka& KSEEEP
2) John Mucheru Kangara- KSEEEP & Zakale Creations
3) Anthony Mwoki – Bridge Nisisi Youth chapter Kiamaiko
4) Bakari Juma – KSEEEP
5) Reuben Waweru- Bridge Nisisi Youth Chapter- Kiamaiko
6) Muchangi Nyaga – Getto Green Nisisi Youth chapter- Grogon Village
7) Milton Obote – Zakale Nisisi Youth chapter – Huruma
8) Yussuf E. Mwawasi- Getto Green Nisisi Youth Chapter –Grogon Village
9) Gloria Ndunge- Christ Chapel Children Home
10).Helen Scanlan – Zuri Design UK.
Njoki – KSEEEP & Christ Chapel Board.
Introduction of the members present
Background of the idea of Walk against Crime
Walk Against Crime and Objective.
The Meeting started at 3pm and with a introduction of members present from various youth groups in Huruma and the visitors by John Kangara from Zakale Creations who had convened the meeting.
- Gacheke from Inuka Trust , shared the background of the idea of Walk against crime and its objectives linked to youth and crime in Huruma area and the interventions that Zakale creations was doing to rehabilitate youth who were involved in crime and the interest of youth Nisisi youth chapters in Huruma under the project of Usaid (Yes youth can program) implemented by Inuka Trust in Nairobi to partner with community initiative in helping youth to create opportunity for economic empowerment and peaceful culture, within the slums area that which affected by post-election violence in2007 that involved youth in large number.
- John Mucheru also shared the reason of the Walk against crime and its origin from Members of Zuri Desing who support the work of the Zakale Creation , and the planned walk against crime in London that will feature members of Zakale Creations Milton Obote and John Mucheru in highlighting the work of Zakale creation that make handcrafts with recycled material and have workshop in Huruma that employ dozens of youth that help to keep them away from crime, the walk in London also fundraise and support various social program within KSEEEP in Huruma and create awareness against crime and youth in London and Nairobi.
- Anthony Mwoki – Who is the chairman of Brigde Nisisi Youth chapter shared his testimony on his involvement with crime in Huruma and kiamaiko and his journey as reformed youth from crime and his desire to help other youth to reform from crime in the area and engage in income generating activities under the Yes youth can program , through acquiring skills for handcrafts making from Members of Zakale Nisisi Youth chapter that has been formed within the Zakale Creation by Milton Obote who is also a reformed youth from crime in area and a role model for other youth to abandon the life of violence and criminal activities , The Zakale Nisisi Youth chapter will help to transfer skills of handcrafts making with recycled materials to other youth in Huruma who are organized within the Nisisi Youth chapters.
- Muchangi wa Nyaga who is also a leader of Getto Green Nisisi Youth chapter welcomed the idea of holding a event of walk against crime here in Kenya and involving the community, Getto Green Nisii Youth chapter are involved in Garbage collection and acrobats in Huruma and they also assist in the Christ Chapel Home, Also they have income generating , activities where they have a base for fruit juice making.
- Helen Scanlan from Zuri Desing appreciated greatly the meeting and informed on how the youth groups in the area can create a website to create the awareness of the Walk against crime here in Kenya.
- It was proposed that the Zuri desing website that created for the walk in London be shared with the Walk against crime here in Nairobi,
- The meeting suggested the walk against crime here in Kenya be held few days before the walk against crime in London that two members of the Zakale Creations were going to participate.
- Helen Scanlan was to share the planed date for the walk in London in the month of June with the committee Planing walk against crime in Nairobi.
- Members also agreed on the route map of the walk that will be held in the morning starting from Police headquarters ( Vigillance House ) with a petition being given to the new inspector general of kenya police service under the new constitutions, highlighting the concern of the citizens and the role of community in participating and monitoring the police reforms.
- The afretnoon session after the walk was to show case and exhibit youth talents and the work of Zakale creations in the workshop in Huruma and it role in rehabliting youth in crime
- The Nisisi Youth chapters were to use this opportunity to educate youth to speak against crime and show case the role of community platforms and self help grouping in creating income generating projects under the the Yes youth can program.
- Conducting community mapping to indentify the community resources that can help the Nisisi youth chapters in creating community resource centre, for youth recreations and sports.
- The members who attended the meeting were to convert themselves to the planning committee of the walk against crime in Nairobi the next meeting was schedule on Monday 12/033/2012 in Inuka office Huruma at 4pm.
The Meeting ended with a word of prayer from the Director of Christ chapel Chirdren home Gloria Ndunge.
Minutes By. Gacheke Gachihi- Community facilitor Inuka& KSEEEP
Coordinator Walk against Crime in Huruma