Thank you for your reply. You don't see yourself in a leadership role.
Nevertheless, I do value your concern and strategic thinking.
Yes, at http://www.pyramidofpeace.net
we do have an archive of our amazing
work together for peace in Kenya, which was public. Some of the links
aren't working, though. In December I expect to return to Lithuania and I
could fix things up and also collect my own reflections from then and
afterwards. Perhaps we could publish an e-book to tell our stories and
share our lessons.
Pamela, I could set up a chat room at some point. Best for me would be to
wait until December when I am back in Lithuania. I'm currently working
intensely on my art work "God's Face and God's Mind" which will hang in
the historic Pullman factory. I've also been hired as a consultant to
help write research papers in tobacco control. I have to finish the
latter work before I return to Lithuania. Pamela, for Dadamac I could
work for $10 per hour and set up a chat room for you. It may take up to
10 hours to set up and customize, but possibly 5 or so. Alternatively, at
some point I might do it for free at pyramidofpeace.net if there is a
I share my correspondence (through Facebook) with Kennedy Owino. He's a
member of Nafsi Africa Acrobats and currently lives in Denmark.
Andrius Kulikauskas, ms@...
, (773) 306-3807, http://www.selflearners.net
Hi Kennedy, how can I call you by phone or Skype? what is your number?
Pamela McLean wants to start "Another Pyramid of Peace" and I'd like to
encourage her leadership so I wanted to check with you and Dennis Kimambo
and Lawrence Achami regarding that. My thought is to keep Pyramid of Peace
as a command structure, continue as Commander-in-Chief and appoint her as
Commander-of-Operations for the next few months. She would start
preparations and explore what's most relevant for 2013, which might be
developing entirely new groups, structures, as she and others prefer, but
I would keep Pyramid of Peace ready to act as in 2008. What do you think?
Kennedy Nielsen Owino:
I hope you are doing good
It would be great if we can catch up and talk over the phone, but Skype
would be o.k and cheaper.
Anyway, my phone number is +4553140074 and skype address is
I am busy these days with work but you can catch me any time after 5 pm
When and what time do you prefer?
It is an impressive idea to organise ourselves in preparation of
combating any violent eventuality that could follow the upcoming Kenya
I support your idea of approaching this through the Pyramid of Peace
However, i am not aware if the structure we used in 2008 would be
reliable or appropriate this time.
I am saying this because it is long since i was back in Kenya.
I do not have first hand comprehension of the realities at the grassroots.
Have there been a shift in cultures and ways of thinking? Is there
hostility breeding underneath waiting to explode? Are certain tribes/
ethnic groups, proscribed and militia groups regrouping and preparing for
revenge and/ or another wave of attacks?
Is there harmony amongst neighbouring tribes which would be seen even
after the elections? What are the contesting politicians messages to
These are questions i may need to ask myself, or explore the answers
before giving you my views.
It would be great to contact the likes of Denis Kimambo, Rachel Wangui,
Achami etc to get their opinions.
I believe they have an upper hand in knowing exactly how the situation
stands at the ground.
There are many initiatives already in force crusading and advocating for
Peace and sensitizing Kenyans on Peaceful attitudes during the elections
We just have to be sensitive on our approaches through the Pyramid of Peace.
Since people are still in the healing process, some are still hurting, we
still have the internally displaced people in the camps and this period
reminds many of the bloodshed, toture, pain and humiliation they
One wrong wording or action that is not sensitive to the needs and
emotions of the people may diffuse or be mis- interpreted as hate speech,
insightment or a provocation to Violence.
Nafsi Africa Acrobats
P.S: You are welcome to share my ideas on MSLab.
> Andrius, Filip and everyone.
> @ Andrius - I appreciate your email, but I do not see myself in a
> leadership role. I have simply raised the question of if we should be
> looking ahead - and it seems that it would be a good idea.
> @ Filip - thank you for you facebook idea
> @ everyone - I am a learner and also a teacher - and one of the things I
> learning about how is the Internet can help us to learn, and how it
> the roles of teachers and learners. (In my own DIY e-learning I find that
> learn best in collaboration with others - and that we often learn from
> other - all of us acting partly as teachers and partly as learners as we
> share our different perspectives).
> *Learning from last time*
> In the case of the upcoming elections I am wondering what we can learn
> last time. We have enormous shared experience of the post election turmoil
> - from many different perspectives. We have an amazing rich archive of
> happened. We can use that archive to remind ourselves. Newcomers can also
> dip into it in as much or as little depth as they choose to find out what
> We need to build our community, and we need to find the best ways to share
> The chat room was enormously useful last time, and the various relevant
> yahoo groups of Minciu Sodas. People were using computers from home and
> also at cyber cafes. Phones of course were key to the success of Pyramid
> Peace. MamaMikes and paypal were important for sending money. Some things
> have changed since 2007/8. We need to find out what is most effective for
> people and where we will want to be "meeting"
> It will also be helpful if we can develop ways of working together that
> based on shared expectations and understanding. However we are working at
> distance and people come with differing expectations and from different
> cultural backgrounds. We should not be surprised if different people see
> things in different ways. We have to build trust and be ready to accept
> that at times there will be mismatched assumptions and there will be some
> confusion because of different assumptions. The important thing is to take
> such happenings as learning experiences, and to build on our alignment and
> shared aims rather than dwell on our differences.
> *"Initiatives" space at Dadamac.net*
> I have made the space at dadamac for Another Pyramid of
> so that we have a starting place for what we are doing and learning from
> last time. Let us all rub minds and see what lessons we can learn and
> those lessons will enable us to do in terms of preparations for
> peacekeeping and conflict resolution should it become necessary.
> @Andrius, you have said the chatroom could be set up again. I understood
> that it was closed because it was too costly. Please clarify what
> will be needed to open it again.
> Thank you also Andrius for setting up a wiki. Perhaps we should find out
> who is happy to use a wiki, and who would like to learn, and who is happy
> to teach others. I think wikis can be a great place to park information,
> and certainly the previous one proved very useful - but I confess there
> also some aspects of of wikis that I don't like (including the amount of
> work they take). However that is a discussion for another time.
> @Filip are you active on Facebook? I think it is a good idea, but,
> personally I do not want to be responsible for setting it up and feeding
> with information. Who is active on FaceBook? How shall we go forward with
> *Yahoo groups
> *At present we are doing a lot of cross posting. I wonder if it might be a
> good idea to set up a yahoo group which is dedicated to PyramidOfPeace -
> and gradually we could move all of the discussion over there. What do
> people think of that idea?
> On 22 July 2012 12:21, Ph Ph <phenx-@...> wrote:
>> Perharps it's not very interesting but why not to get a facebook
>> page/profil for this pyramid http://www.pyramidofpeace.net ?
>> We could tell "I like" and ask a friend/link to get more contacts... ;-)
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org;
>> email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
>> email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
>> From: ms@...
>> Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 14:36:52 -0400
>> Subject: [nafsiafrikasaana] Re: Another Pyramid of Peace
>> Pamela McLean,
>> Thank you for your intiative
>> that we prepare and make sure that the March 2013 presidential elections
>> in Kenya are peaceful, without the violence that shocked us in 2008.
>> I expect that 2013 will be peaceful. Many Kenyans care about peace and
>> many have experience in peaceful intervention from 2008.
>> Pamela, I appreciate all the more your concern that we prepare now for
>> peace. We should not be complacent. I imagine others are preparing for
>> Pamela, I appreciate your leadership and I wish to encourage you. In
>> 2008, I showed all the leadership I was able. I took and gave all the
>> authority I could.
>> Pamela, you value what we achieved together with the Pyramid of Peace.
>> I'm glad that you're considering what we might take from that.
>> In response to your initiative, I apply my authority as
>> of the Pyramid of Peace, as follows:
>> * Upon your consideration and acceptance, I appoint you
>> Commander-of-Operations through July, August, September 2012, or as I
>> decree otherwise, that you might boldly lead all who wish for a Pyramid
>> Peace, as we had in 2008.
>> * Please choose a title (such as Convener, etc.) as you like best.
>> * I look to you to engage Kenyans and all who care, what may we do for
>> peace in Kenya in 2013? to reach out and include peacemakers of all
>> tribes, to analyze the potential for violence, to consider promising
>> solutions, to discuss what structures for coordination are most relevant
>> for 2013, to appreciate which individuals and what organizations we can
>> turn to for leadership.
>> * Please keep us informed if you see any need, any role in 2013 for a
>> command structure to support independent peacemakers, as I led in 2008.
>> * In general, do we need new groups, organizations or institutions? and
>> should they be related in any way to the Pyramid of Peace of 2008?
>> * Please consult especially with Janet Feldman as to how we can help
>> Kenyans, especially in reaching out across divisions.
>> * Please consult with Denis Kimambo, Kennedy Owino, Rachel Wambui Kungu
>> and Lawrence Achami, our Commanders, as to what Pyramid of Peace and
>> groups might achieve for peace in Kenya in 2013. I will consult with
>> * Please work publicly, as you do.
>> * I have redone our website http://www.pyramidofpeace.net to point to a
>> wiki http://www.pyramidofpeace.net/wiki/ for linking to relevant pages,
>> which may be at your website http://www.dadamac.net or as you think
>> Please know we can develop the website http://www.pyramidofpeace.net to
>> include a chat room and other functionality you think we'll need.
>> In this way, I offer you my authority that you might draw on it as much
>> you like, if at all. In that you do, please know that I judge you
>> competent, and I expect that you absorb and project that, as you serve,
>> that others might likewise. Embolden us!
>> I am very busy this July, August and September, and so I personally
>> appreciate your initiative. I will have some free time in October,
>> November and December. I may be completely free in the first half of
>> Thank you for valuing my participation!
>> Pamela, I think it's especially valuable at this time that you are based
>> in the UK, outside of Kenya. We're showing that ethnic violence is not a
>> local concern, but a global concern. You know and love people of many
>> tribes throughout Africa, and are not partial. That's a great help!
>> Pamela, thank you!
>> Andrius Kulikauskas
>> Pyramid of Peace
>> > Regarding Responses to Kenya: Saitoti's death and the coming battle -
>> > Chilling analysis by Richard Dowden - Director,
>> > RAS<
>> > the email below I have set up an initiative on
>> > dadamac.net called Another Pyramid of Peace
>> > <http://www.dadamac.net/initiative/another-pyramid-peace>
>> > This is not something that I have the competence to lead in any way. I
>> > just providing a focal point where people might come together, in
>> > preparation.
>> > @Andrius - I'm aware I have not included a reference to the Pyramid of
>> > Peace Archive. Please would you send me the link.
>> > Pameal
>> > On 26 June 2012 08:01, Kenneth Chelimo <kennethchelimo@...>
>> >> **
>> >> Ken Owino,
>> >> I appreciate your efforts in peace building among the youth in slum
>> >> areas. The documentary you have attached is indeed a good example of
>> >> how
>> >> Kenyans from different communities should co-exist and live together
>> >> harmony. More of these activities by the acrobats should go to rural
>> >> areas
>> >> where we witnessed tribal tension during the 2007/2008 post-election
>> >> violence. Cheers Ken for your great work.
>> >> Ken Chelimo
>> >> *From:* "ms@..." <ms@...>
>> >> *To:* email@example.com;
>> >> minciu_sodas_EN@yahoogroups.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
>> >> *Cc:* email@example.com;
>> >> firstname.lastname@example.org
>> >> *Sent:* Sunday, June 24, 2012 7:59 AM
>> >> *Subject:* [holistichelping] Re: Responses to Kenya: Saitoti's death
>> >> the coming battle - Chilling analysis by Richard Dowden - Director,
>> >> Pamela, Ken, Dan, I appreciate and share your concern about preparing
>> >> for
>> >> the upcoming elections in Kenya. Andrius Kulikauskas,
>> >> mailto:ms%40ms.lt<ms%40ms.lt>