In Kenya, a Song for Unity
Children representing tribes, languages, faiths create "Kenya, My Home."
The Salvation Army put in place peacemaking plans to counteract any violence and bloodshed that might follow elections this month. to avoid the clashes that followed the 2007 elections. One of the main elements in this plan is the release of this specially written song, "Kenya, My Home" as part of a wide-ranging joint venture organized by The Salvation Army's two Kenya territories (Kenya East and Kenya West) in partnership with International Development Services and International Emergency Services (both based at International Headquarters in London).
The song, written by children across the country, is set to an African beat and begins with rhythmic sounds made by everyday items. "Kenya My Home" uses different tribal languages and has contributions from children who are blind, others who live on the streets, some who are Christians, some who are Muslims, some at school and some living without families to show through words and music that "‘everyone is somebody" and "Kenya is home."
People across Kenya and beyond can share the song and its accompanying video on social media using the hashtag #KenyaMyHome, spreading the message that choosing peace is in everyone's best interest.
Courtesy of The Salvation Army IHQ — sar.my/kenyamyhome