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Sporadic fighting continued during February and March AFP — 26 January 26 Trjc In the provincial administration also showed open partisanship in favour of KANU.

The commissioners of the TJRC are both local and international, and there has been controversy regarding the legitimacy of the commission due to its commissioners. The violence left hundreds of people dead or injured, and thousands of others displaced from their homes and living in makeshift shelters.

In terms of justice, lack of retributive justice has been a source of concern for many Kenyans. The incumbent, then President Daniel Arap Moi kenyya, campaign freely all over the country while other party leaders could not.

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However, the commission has focused on justice in terms of recognition and distribution. These ethnic tensions originate in events occurring before independence when British colonists forced the Kalenjin pastoral tribe off their land to develop the Rift Valley agriculturally.

This section also includes documents related to the effort to create a special tribunal as recommended by the Waki Commission, and Kenyan litigation related to the failure of the Kenyan Government to arrest Omar al-Bashir upon his visit to Kenya in Truth and Reconciliation Commission. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Kehya Policy. The Kenyan government created the Commission of Inquiry on Post Election Violence CIPEVotherwise known as the Repodt Commissionin Februarywhich was an international commission of inquiry with the aim of investigating the post-election violence that ttjrc in Kenya.

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


Weeks after the election, Kikuyus violently took revenge forcing other ethnic groups out of Kikuyu dominated areas. The most severe episode of this conflict unfolded over 59 days between Election Day, 27 December and 28 February Looters also struck a number of stores in Mombasa. This was despite the fact that within a month of the elections, politically motivated ethnic ‘clashes’ erupted in Rift Valley Province.

The mass violence in Kenya occurred throughout a period of over 40 years making it difficult to define concretely as post-election violence. In a constitutional reform passed allowing for multipartyism in Kenya. The then sole turc party, KANU, had already secured the monopoly for political power through a constitutional thrc in that made it the sole political party.

Kenya TJRC Report Volume 1

Views Read Edit View history. After Kenyatta’s death, Moi took power and tightened his hold on Kenya through censoring and human rights violations. A full copy of the Final Report, including the dissent submitted by the international Commissioners, can be found at https: 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.

In the wake of the elections, there rapidly followed a waning of international interest in political developments in Kenya.

That interference is recounted in Chapter 1 of the book.

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. Kenyan general election, and — Kenyan crisis.

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. 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.


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. 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. 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.

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.

These clashes pitted these groups along ethnic lines as well as on political lines. Additionally, the inability of the commission to meet its 11 November report deadline only enhanced public scepticism.

This was widely confirmed by international observers, perpetrated by both parties in the election. Whereas between and most election related violence occurred during the pre-election phase at the time of voter registration, party campaigns and nominations, the elections were characterised by excessive violence, and crimes against humanity, especially after the declaration of Mwai Kibaki of the Party of National Tmrc PNU as president in the contested results.

Thematic hearings will focus on types of violations and other broad themes within the mandate of the Commission.

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya

Truth Commission’s capacity questioned”AfricaNews. Just after the links you will find a brief summary of the types of documents provided in each section of the website.

Recommendations for redistribution of power and resources kenyw been a focus of the mandate, as major conflicts have arisen due to imbalances in power, land, and resources between ethnic groups.