Kenya Veterans for Peace picks new Executive Director

for Tv47 Digital March 12, 2023, 06:26 PM
Nelson Sechere Kenya Veterans for Peace
Nelson Sechere, the new Executive Director of Kenya Veterans for Peace. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Nelson Sechere has previously worked with the African Union and is a renowned philanthropist, having donated a bus to AFC Leopards in 2020. 
  • He brings a wealth of experience to Kenya Veterans for Peace.

The Kenya Veterans for Peace (KVP) has appointed a new Executive Director.

Dr. Nelson Sechere brings a wealth of experience into the leadership of the organisation, which comprises of veterans of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF). 

A letter by KVP chairperson Bishop Robert Mbukua describes Dr Sechere as a philanthropist who has made a mark in the lives of many people in Kenya. 

Dr. Sechere has previously served as an African Union fundraising expert. He is also the Chief executive officer of CHAE Kenya, whose core objective is to equip communities with information on HIV/AIDS and health-related matters.

KVP derives its membership from KDF veterans who have either retired or left the service on  compassionate grounds after years of honourable service.

It was founded and registered in 2008 following a government resolution and approval. KVP also compliments the government on peace building, security and development. 

Its activities are guided by the Kenya Defence Forces Military Veteran Bill of 2022 which was signed into law by former President Uhuru Kenyatta. Currently, it is known as Kenya Defence Forces Military Veterans Act 2022. 

"The transition from military service to civilian life comes with its own share of challenges, sometimes characterised by a period of vagueness and disruption. The Kenya Veterans for Peace comes in handy," says Bishop Mbukua. 

Dr. Sechere's philanthropy was manifest in March 2020 when he donated a bus to the AFC Leopards Football Club. 

In an interview with 'TV47 Digital', he said his first port of call as Executive Director will be to campaign for better retirement terms for the veterans.

"Most of them are languishing in very bad state. In the U.S, military veterans are well taken care of and universally respected. There should be a dedicated budget from the Ministry of Defence to cater for the retired soldiers and military officers."

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