Mount Kenya University (MKU) applied for and was accepted as a United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member on 14th September 2017.
A week later, on 21st September 2017, Mount Kenya University, Kenya National Commission for UNESCO, Kenya Prisons Service together with Naivasha Maximum Security Prison family celebrated the UN International Day of Peace at Naivasha Maximum Security Prison grounds.
The theme for the year 2017 was “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety, and Dignity for All”. The major highlights for the day were a consortium meeting attended by the four partners and also peace celebrations activities at the prison’s grounds mainly by inmates.
Speeches by various persons were centered on peace, need for education, peaceful co-existence and the need to consider consequences before engaging in any activity. Messages of hope were sent to the inmates with virtually all speakers encouraging inmates to take advantage of their incarceration to further their education as they await their release in the time to come.