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The incumbent, then President Daniel Arap Moicampaign freely all over the country while other party leaders could not.

Views Read Edit View history. However, the commission has focused on justice in terms of recognition and distribution. According to police reports, 34 Kikuyus and 48 Kalenjins were killed during these initial attacks and over houses were burnt down. The public is invited and encouraged to participate to fulfill the goal of educating the public. The TJRC investigates, analyses, and reports on human rights abuses, economic crimes, illegal acquisition of land, marginalisation of communities, and ethnic violence.

Weeks after the election, Kikuyus violently took revenge forcing other ethnic groups out of Kikuyu dominated areas.

The mass violence in Kenya occurred throughout a period of over 40 years making it difficult to define concretely keyna post-election violence. He was opposed to the introduction of multi-party politics in the country and the existence of opposition political parties particularly in the Rift Valley. On 26 November tjrd, the 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.

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.

The toll of the Post-election violence included approximately 1, deaths, 3, rapes, andpeople left internally displaced.

Kenya TJRC Report Volume 1

Moi won the elections but many doubted the legitimacy of his victory. They may also make submissions to kenga commission regarding the TJRC mandate. Politician’s portrait marks border in Kenyan slum”. The slums of Nairobi saw some of the worst violence, some of this ethnically motivated attacks, some simple outrage at extreme poverty, and some the actions of criminal gangs.

The statement taking process provides victims with the opportunity to tell the truth about their experiences and those of close friends and relatives. Though the commission can recommend prosecutions, there has been a long-standing culture of impunity in the country, which threatens to keep political leaders safe from prosecution.

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Nevertheless, yjrc commissioners offer different types of expertise that they can apply to Kenya’s TJRC. Some of the transcripts of our public hearings are missing here, and I fear may be lost forever.

The — Kenyan crisis refers kenyq a political, repot, and humanitarian crisis that trc in Kenya after incumbent President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner of the presidential election held on 27 December This was widely confirmed by international observers, perpetrated by both parties in the election.

The government has protested the findings. The commission gave the government a limited amount of time to agree to create a special tribunal, and made it clear that the commission would give its findings to the ICC if the government failed to establish the tribunal within the given timeframe.

The then sole ruling party, KANU, had already secured the monopoly for political power through a constitutional amendment in that ,enya it the sole political party. This violence peaked with the killing of over 30 unarmed civilians in a church near Eldoret on New Years Day. A political compromise was reached that saw the two conflicting parties sign a National Accord, following the mediation efforts by the African Union Panel of Eminent African Personalities chaired by Mr.

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, tmrc where they were later relocated to temporary shelters at Sipili and Ol Moran. Truth and reconciliation commissions Human rights organisations based in Kenya. This immaturity however also secures a great wealth of recent discussion on the TJRC and many opinions regarding its success.

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.

Victims may apply for reparations if they qualify. On the night of 11 Januarysome members of the Pokot and Samburu ethnic groups raided the home of a Kikuyu widow at a place called Mirgwit in the Laikipia District of the Rift Valley Province.

This includes the Cabinet Statement from July proposing that the TJRC be altered to be the primary institution investigating responsibility fro the violence after the election, as well as copies of previous Commissions of Inquiry. Three days later, groups of what local residents described as Kalenjins attacked Kikuyus in parts of Njoro in the same constituency.

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. Ina Government appointed Task Force recommended establishment of a Truth Justice and reconciliation Commission. By 11 March, police reports were estimating that at least people had been killed since the ‘clashes’ had begun in January.


The TJRC does not, however, have the power to prosecute. Moreover, he enjoyed a monopoly of media coverage from the official broadcaster, the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation KBC.

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya

They can recommend prosecutions, reparations for victims, institutional changes, and amnesty in exchange for truth for perpetrators who did not commit gross human rights violations.

Shortly after in the first multi-party election since independence took place. I have also included other relevant internal documents that are not directly discussed in the book. Agenda Four of the National Dialogue and Reconciliation process of that relates to long term issues and reforms provides the framework for transitional justicewith the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission driving the transitional justice agenda.

This ruling marks the beginning of the second phase of the vetting process, and the investigation may end the corruption in Kenya’s own legal system. In addition to staging several nonviolent protests, opposition supporters went on a violent rampage in several parts of the country, most noticeably in Odinga’s homeland of Nyanza Province and the slums of Nairobi, part of his Langata constituency.

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya – Wikipedia

To understand the events following the and elections in Kenya, one must first understand the complicated ethnic makeup of the Kenyan state. Additionally, the commission has focused on educating the country about the history of violence, and emphasises promoting reconciliation through revealing of truth. The two parties agreed to tackle four main agenda items to end the political crisis and address its underlying causes. In the provincial administration also showed open partisanship in favour of KANU.

These ethnic tensions originate in events occurring before independence when British colonists forced the Kalenjin pastoral tribe off their land to develop the Rift Repogt agriculturally. The TJRC will conduct public and private hearings at which victims, perpetrators, experts will give testimony relating to gross violations of kenay rights. Many non-Kalenjin and non-Maasai communities in the Rift Valley supported the then budding opposition parties.

The Akiwumi report on the clashes reported that the provincial administration was partisan in its support of the then KANU government and against those considered to be opposed to KANU in the Rift Valley.

Just after the links you will find a brief summary of the types of documents provided in each section of the website.