Eldoret OCPD declined to grant permission for the Amani Tour to occur in Eldoret, two days before its launch. The decision came despite District Commissioner support for the initiative. OCPD officials cited security concerns due to ICC proceedings and upcoming local by-elections.
In 2010, Picha Mtaani organized a very successful, peaceful, and well received exhibition in Eldoret. The exhibition was documented in a short video. The Amani Tour was to add documentary film screening, theatre, and forum components to the effort.
Crowds are expected to turn out to the exhibition site regardless, due to short notice of the change. Local officials from the District Peace Commission will continue their peace building efforts despite the Amani Tour’s cancellation.