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demand to be treated the same just like any other Kenyan in Published by Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC), Kenya. Kenya TJRC Report Volume 1. Document. Pages. Notes. Text. Zoom. CLOSE. Previous for “” Next. p. 1. Loading Loading. p. 2. Loading Loading. p. 3. Loading. One year after its release, ICTJ presents a critical overview of the Final Report of Kenya’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission in a.

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This violence peaked with the killing of over 30 unarmed civilians in a church near Eldoret on New Years Day. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Truth Commission’s capacity questioned”AfricaNews. This post election violence took the lives of over people and displaced at leastOn the night of 11 Januarysome members of the Pokot and Samburu ethnic groups raided the home of a Kikuyu widow at a eknya called Mirgwit in the Laikipia District of the Rift Valley Province.

Kenya TJRC Report Volume 1

In the wake of the elections, there rapidly followed a waning of international interest in political developments in Kenya. Ina Government appointed Task Force recommended establishment of a Truth Justice and reconciliation Commission. 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 Unity PNU as president in the contested results.

Some of the Kikuyu also engaged in retaliatory violence against groups supportive of Odinga, primarily Luos and Kalenjin, especially in the areas surrounding Nakuru and Naivasha. Critics also question the credibility of the commissioners because of their connection to Moi’s regime and its gross human rights violations. With the colonists came Kikuyu farmers to work as sharecroppers in the British fields. The mass violence in Kenya occurred throughout a period of over 40 years making it difficult to define concretely as 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. EngvarB from May Use dmy dates from November Where the opposition could not campaign freely, President Moi traversed the country using government resources.

The closely contested presidential election was characterised by unrealistic promises, fragmentation, balkanisation, media hype and strong expressions of ethnic nationalism. That interference is recounted in Chapter 1 of the book. Additionally, the inability of the commission to meet its 11 November report deadline only enhanced public scepticism.

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By addressing the cause and effects of historical injustices and gross violations of human rights the TJRC will contribute towards national unity, reconciliation, and healing. This immaturity however also secures a great wealth of recent discussion on the TJRC and many opinions regarding its success. 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.

This violence persisted long after the election with postelection violence reports in, and The two senior Court of Appeals judges, Justice Bosire and Justice Nyamu, were removed from office because of their involvement with the Goldenberg scandal trials. Academic and Civil Society Analysis The Academic and Civil Society Analysis tjrrc includes the academic and civil society publications that are cited in the book.

This was despite the fact that within a month of the elections, politically motivated ethnic ‘clashes’ erupted in Rift Valley Province. I am thus missing the third report, and for the fourth report I only have the annex.

Accordingly, it was almost inevitable that there would be some kind of response by the owners of the livestock. This period includes three months prior to beginning operations for set up, and three months following as a “winding down” period. 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.


The raiders raped the woman and stole some livestock from the household. 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. 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.

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

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya

Mutilation of livestock is highly taboo for pastoralists such as the Samburu and Pokot. Another suggested that this was simply an unprovoked attack on Kikuyus by local Kalenjin youths. Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Kenyan government created the Commission of Inquiry on Post Election Violence CIPEVotherwise known as the Waki Commissionin Februarywhich was an international commission of inquiry with the aim of investigating the post-election violence that occurred in Kenya.

This was widely confirmed by international observers, perpetrated by both parties in the election.

The commission has sought to give victims and perpetrators equal voice in hearings, and have included hearings where children may share their stories, with guidance from counselors. According to police reports, 34 Kikuyus and 48 Kalenjins were killed during these repory attacks and over houses were burnt down.

They may also make submissions to the commission regarding the TJRC mandate. These courts, the US argued, had a backlog of hundreds of thousands of cases and a reputation for corruption. Despite Kalenjin attacks on Kikuyu making repprt the majority of the ethnic violence in Kenya, ethnic conflicts between tribes remained much more complicated.