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Despite 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.

That interference is recounted in Chapter 1 of the book.

A full copy of the Final Report, including the dissent submitted by the international Commissioners, can be found at https: Victims may apply for reparations if they qualify. The slums of Nairobi saw some of the worst violence, some of this ethnically motivated attacks, some simple outrage at extreme poverty, and some ,enya actions of criminal gangs. In addition, the Electoral Commission was made up of presidential appointees whose loyalty to the incumbent was never in doubt.

These courts, the US argued, had a backlog of hundreds of thousands of cases tjrx a reputation for corruption. This was despite the fact that within a month of the elections, politically motivated ethnic ‘clashes’ erupted in Rift Valley Province.

Though the commission can recommend prosecutions, there has been a long-standing culture of impunity in the country, which threatens to keep ienya leaders safe from prosecution. 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. It was claimed that some of the attackers were dressed in military-type clothing.


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.

Police shot rrport number of demonstrators, including a few in front of TV news cameras, causing more violence directed toward the police. The public is invited and encouraged to participate to fulfill the goal of educating the public. The public hearing transcripts section includes all of repott Hansard transcripts of the public hearings that I was able to collect. The TJRC will hold discussion forums bringing together different groups across the country ethnic; religious; chiefs; women; youth to chart ways of establishing reconciliation, harmonious co-existence and national unity.

The multiparty General Elections were riddled with irregularities with some opposition candidates even being physically prevented from presenting their nomination papers.

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of 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 kenyya that the people of Kenya can believe in.

It has been estimated that over 50 Kikuyus were killed during these attacks and over others fled the area and kenha refuge at the Roman Catholic Church at Kinamba, from where they were later relocated to temporary shelters at Sipili and Ol Moran. Included are not just the formal documents concerning the creation of the Tribunal the petition filed by the Commission; the petition filed by civil society; the Gazette notices related to the tribunalbut also internal documents related to the controversies created by the presence of Ambassador Kiplagat on the Commission, and documents related to litigation that arose from those conflicts and the creation of the Tribunal.

Three days later, groups of what local residents described as Kalenjins attacked Kikuyus in parts of Njoro in the same constituency. The mass violence in Kenya occurred throughout a period of over 40 years making it difficult to define concretely as post-election violence.


In Mombasa, Muslim Kenyans took to the streets to protest the electoral manipulations and air their own grievances, though ethnic tensions ienya much less of a role in these protests. During its visit to Kenya the joint mission witnessed the very poor conditions in which displaced people in these camps were living. Kenyan general election, Some of the commissioners and people involved with the commission were involved with the previous government, and, consequently, people question the impartiality of the commission.

Kenya TJRC Report Volume 1

tjrrc 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 In repoet of justice, lack of retributive justice has been a source of concern for many Kenyans. This violence persisted long after the election with postelection violence reports in, and The ICC has jurisdiction only when the country in question fails to act on crimes against humanity that were perpetrated on its land.

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. 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.

It appears that the attackers were armed not only with spears, bows and arrows, but also with guns. Weeks after the election, Kikuyus violently took revenge forcing other ethnic groups out of Kikuyu dominated areas. Politician’s portrait marks border in Kenyan slum”.