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Kisumu to host Muslim women convention

By Mbarak Abucheri
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Women follow proceedings at a Past function in Mandera County

Muslim women from across the country are set to meet in Kisumu County for a two-day annual convention which opens on Saturday August 8.


The event organized by the Kisumu based Sisters With A Mission (SWAM) Muslim Development group will be held at Al Mu’uminun Integrated School grounds adjacent to Kisumu Jamia Mosque.


Over 400 Muslim women participants and 10 Muslim scholars and Imams drawn from different parts of the country will be among dignitaries to grace the occasion that will end on Sunday August 9.


The theme of the convention is ”Islam is the true liberation of a Muslim woman”.


During the convention,the leaders will speak on issues promoting the development of Muslim women, education, interfaith relations as well as the various challenges facing the Muslim community such as the threat posed  by terrorism and radicalization.


”We want to see unity, cooperation and peace among Muslim women in the country while at the same time address challenges faced by vulnerable Muslim women and girls in their pursuit for education”, said the chair-lady Rehema Akidah.


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