Kituo Cha Sheria in collaboration with GIZ held peace dialogue forums on the 27th and 28th September 2017 at the Kitale Catholic Diocese hall.
On 27th September, the dialogue forum was between Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Bonde Suwerwa camp and the host community from Bond area.
On 28th September, the dialogue forum was between Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Gatatha and Camp Matonye and the (host) community from Tobo, Gatatha, and Salama.
Each of the dialogue forums had 55 participants and the discussion points centred on what are the challenges that strain the peaceful coexistence between the IDPs and the (host) community and the mitigating factors that can be instituted to correct the challenges straining peaceful coexistence between the IDPs and the (host) community.
The expected output from these dialogue forums included establishment of a platform where the IDPs and the (host) community are sensitized on the need to embrace peaceful mechanisms of solving their disputes and IDPs and the (host) community are encouraged to participate in the Alternative Justice Systems project.
The overriding challenge from both the two forums was the land problem where there exists a tussle between IDPs, (host) community and the government over land titles.
This activity is under the piloting programme of the Alternative Justice Systems (AJS) project implemented by Kituo Cha Sheria in collaboration with the GIZ organization.