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To understand the events following the and elections in Kenya, one must first understand the complicated ethnic makeup of the Kenyan state. In the wake of the elections, there rapidly followed a waning of international interest in political developments in Kenya.

The task of reconciling the people of Kenya after the series of gross human rights violations that have occurred of the past half-century requires a stable commission and a government that the people of Kenya can believe in. The most severe episode of this conflict unfolded over 59 days between Election Day, 27 December and 28 February In a constitutional reform passed allowing for multipartyism in Kenya.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The mass violence in Kenya occurred throughout a period of over 40 years making it difficult to define concretely as post-election violence.

Many non-Kalenjin and non-Maasai communities in the Rift Valley supported the then budding opposition parties.

The Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya has the ability to investigate, analyse, and report on what happened between and in regards to gross violations of human rights, economic crimes, illegal acquisition of public land, marginalisation of communities, ethnic violence, the context in which the crimes occurred, and educate the public about its work. Looters also struck a number of stores tjec Mombasa. Three days later, groups of what local residents described as Kalenjins attacked Kikuyus in parts of Njoro in the same constituency.

The multiparty General Elections were riddled with irregularities with some opposition candidates even being physically prevented from presenting their nomination papers. The raiders raped the woman and stole some livestock from the household.

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya

Kenyan general election, and — Kenyan crisis. The public hearing transcripts section includes all of the Hansard repkrt of the public hearings that I was able to collect.

Additionally, the commission has focused on educating the country about the history of violence, and emphasises promoting reconciliation through revealing of truth. Just after the links you will find a brief summary of the types of documents provided in each section of the website.

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Where hjrc opposition gjrc not campaign freely, President Moi traversed the country using government resources. Additionally, the inability of the commission to meet its 11 November report deadline only enhanced public scepticism. Retrieved from ” https: Despite Kalenjin attacks on Kikuyu making up the majority of the ethnic violence in Kenya, ethnic conflicts between tribes remained much more complicated. Deputy chair of the commission, lawyer Betty Murungi, resigned saying that she found it difficult to fulfill her duties when the commission leader, Bethwell Kiplagat, faced accusations.

Finally, the Final Report section includes the Report as it was released to the public and handed over to the President, as well as the Dissent written by the three international Commissioners. Thematic hearings will focus on types of violations and other broad themes within the mandate of the Commission. By 11 March, police reports were estimating that at least people had been killed since the ‘clashes’ had begun in January.

One version of events blamed them on the refusal of local Kikuyu traders to supply goods and services to Kalenjins in response to the events in Laikipia.

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Geport evidence of electoral irregularities, political violence and a legal framework which favoured the incumbent government, observers of the elections endorsed the resulting victory of President Moi and the Kenya African National Union KANU as being an expression of the will of the people. Truth Commission’s capacity questioned”AfricaNews. It is expected that more judges will be removed from office as the investigation continues. Continued competition for economic wealth and power also drove the two tribes apart.

That interference is recounted in Chapter 1 of the keny. It has been estimated that over 50 Kikuyus were killed during these attacks and over others fled the area and sought refuge at the Roman Catholic Church at Kinamba, from where they were later relocated to temporary shelters at Sipili and Ol Moran.

With the colonists came Kikuyu farmers to work as sharecroppers in the British fields. A political compromise was reached that saw the two conflicting parties sign a National Accord, following rsport mediation efforts by the African Union Panel of Eminent Kehya Personalities chaired by Mr.


Truth and reconciliation commissions Human rights organisations based in Kenya. Waki Commission Kriegler Commission. Inspired and propelled by the rejection of the Referendum on a government sponsored constitution, the main opposition party went full throttle to wrest power form the incumbent in the general elections.

EngvarB from May Use dmy dates from November The incumbent, then President Daniel Arap Moicampaign freely all over the country while other party leaders could not.

The two parties agreed to tackle four main agenda items to end the political crisis and address its underlying causes. There were varying explanations given for these attacks. After carrying out investigations against six prominent individuals believed to be responsible for the crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court investigation in Kenya decided to send four of them to trial.

On 26 Novemberthe Prosecutor requested permission from the court to investigate the crimes against humanity during the post-election violence in Kenya, and was granted permission to do so by the majority of the court.

Some of the transcripts of our public hearings are missing here, and I fear may be lost forever. According to police reports, 34 Kikuyus and 48 Kalenjins were killed during these initial attacks and over houses were burnt down.

The statement taking process provides victims with the opportunity to tell the truth about their experiences and those of close friends and relatives.

Targeted ethnic violence as opposed to violent protests escalated and at first was directed mainly against Kikuyu people — the community of which Kibaki is a member — living outside their traditional settlement areas, especially in the Rift Valley Province. It is telling that most Kenyans support the ICC and have little faith in their own judiciary, which is widely perceived as corrupt.

Specifically the US criticised the use of local courts to try suspects accused of perpetrating violence. A group of Kikuyu men followed the raiders but, having failed to catch up with them, entered a Samburu compound where, in retaliation, they mutilated livestock that they found there.

Later when selecting government officials after independence inthe tension between these two tribes increased as, Jomo Kenyatta, a Kikuyu, became president and Daniel Moi, a Kalenjin, became vice-president.