John Burke Baidoo And The (Almost) Impossible Zero Violence Walk

John Burke Baidoo is making the impossible 1,500 km Zero Violence254 walk possible. Together with Douglas Kinyua, a project officer with Ripples International, the duo are already making headway on this epic adventure from Kwale through 16 Counties to the quiet dusty town of Moyale sitting on the Kenyan/Ethiopian border. The objective is to create awareness on the ‘Protection Against Domestic Violence Act’, and take an active stand against electoral and domestic violence. Relive highlights of this incredible journey here!
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The Zero Violence254 Walk Launch

A Peek into the Zero Violence254 Walk

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15 March 2017

Launch the walk in Lunga Lunga, deep in the heart of Kwale County. Proceed to Mombasa, then Kilifi and then Taita Taveta in four days. Then walk to Voi,Mtito Andei, Sultan Hamud, Makindu, Machakos, Athi River before arriving in Nairobi.

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5 April 2017

Arrive in Nairobi to a mammoth celebration. By this time, the team will have covered 550 km. Escorted by the Police, members of diplomatic community and supporters, John and Douglas continue the walk through Kiambu, Muranga, Kirinyaga, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi Counties to eventually arrive in Meru.

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30 April 2017

Arrive in Meru. Meet with members of the clergy, diplomatic community and supporters.Buy a step of John’s epic journey for only Ksh 500/-. Begin the toughest part of the walk – the north-eastern corridor that will take John and Douglas through Isiolo, Archer’s Post into Marsabit County where they will finally arrive in Moyale.

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05 May 2017

Arrive in Moyale to a hero’s welcome. By this time, the Zero Violence254 team will have walked 1,500 km on foot through 16 Counties and 4 diverse climate zones. Lend your support by buying a step of every one of the 10,000 steps John and Douglas will have covered. Join us at the finish line for the grand finale!

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Victory!

Our ultimate aim is victory! We will achieve our goal, to do what no man has done before by walking 1,500 km through 16 Counties to raise 15 million shillings to support free legal aid for survivors of domestic violence! In the process, we will champion top of mind awareness for the ‘Protection Against Domestic Violence Act of Kenya.’

Get involved

Zero Violence254 is an initiative of Ripples International to end all forms of violence in Kenya. This targeted national level initiative will promote new behaviors, amplify the voices against Domestic and Electoral Violence to create positive choices in the citizenry, and promote action against the various and emerging forms of violence plaguing the nation. Participate in the Zero Violence254 Initiative today. 'Buy-A-Step' for only Ksh 500/-. Spread the word via social media by visiting our social media pages Facebook: @ZeroViolence254 and Twitter: @zeroviolence. Join the twitter conversation via our hashtag #ZeroViolence254.

Kenyans from all over the country

are getting involved in the Zero Violence254 Initiative.

Our Global Partners & Sponsors

Ripples International
The Stephen Lewis Foundation
African Women Development Fund
160 Girls
Kindernotifle
Kenya National Commission Of Human Rights
Federation Of Women Lawyers
Equality Effect