The World Peace Flame “Candles for Peace Campaign” in Kenya organized a peace gathering in Nairobi on 16th February. Hundreds of people gathered for dance, songs and then a special play about the post election violence.
The pictures show the culmination of this play: the whole community breaking down into violence – what happens if people do not commit to peace.
Then they freeze in the middle of the melee. The MC walks on with the World Peace Flame and tells people to choose peace instead… then all the candles are lit from WPF and distributed.
The Candles for Peace Campaign is a grassroots peace campaign to encourage individuals commit themselves to promote peace in Kenya by lighting candles and making people pledge to reach out to as many people as possible.