Good People Fight for Peace: Rozy Mbone

Rozy Mbone, founder of The Legend of Kenya, is one of the most remarkable people I’ve ever met and she’s featured on the latest episode of The Good People podcast.

Rozy and her friends were all former gang members. There were few opportunities to make a living in their community, so they lived a life of crime surrounded by death, violence, prostitution, and robbery.

A woman named Selline Korir visited Korogocho and talked about peace and encouraged Rozy to leave her old life behind. Rozy did and soon the others followed and now they promote peace and dialogue in a community where death and violence are everyday life.

We often think our lives have to be in perfect order before we can make an impact. That’s bullshit. These folks prove that. The Legend of Kenya have been honored by USAID and Rozy even met President Obama. She chose the name of the group “because Legends live forever.”

Rozy has one semester of university left and needs $285 to finish. With a little help from us, we can cover her fee. If you’d like to help Rozy finish her Masters degree, email me kelsey@kelseytimmerman.com.

Here’s what Rozy wants to do with that degree:

“I am planning to be an investigator with an aim of supporting people from informal settlements of Nairobi; who are sometimes victims of poor judgment due to lack of proper evidence provided in court during their case proceedings.”

Ultimately, Rozy want to have a safe space for those who want to leave a life of violence and begin to live lives of peace. She shared her dream with me when I visited:

 
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