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 immaturity however also secures a great wealth of recent discussion on the TJRC and many opinions regarding its success. Additionally, the inability of the commission to meet its 11 November report deadline only enhanced public scepticism.

In part due to the ethnic and geographic diversity of the ODM coalition, no one narrative can explain the reaction of opposition supporters to the announcement of Kibaki’s swearing-in. Kenyan general election, and — Kenyan crisis. Archived from the original on 29 February Continued competition for economic wealth and power also drove the two erport apart. Trc courts, the US argued, had a backlog of hundreds of thousands of cases and a reputation for corruption.

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. Mutilation of livestock is highly taboo for pastoralists such as the Samburu and Pokot.

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. 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.

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.

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They may also make submissions to the commission regarding kdnya TJRC mandate. Despite Kalenjin attacks on Kikuyu making up the majority of the ethnic violence in Kenya, ethnic conflicts between tribes remained much more complicated. I am thus missing the third report, and for the fourth report I only have the annex. Despite the reputation of the Rift valley as the cradle of humanity rpeort positive co-existence, the peoples living there suffered through mass human rights violations in the later part of the 20th century.


The commission gave the ttjrc a limited amount of time to agree to create a special tribunal, and made it clear that the commission would tjec its findings to the ICC if the government failed to establish the tribunal within the given timeframe. This violence persisted long after the election with postelection violence reports in, and There were varying explanations given for these attacks.

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. Individual hearings will focus on individual cases, and the experience of individuals with respect to violations within the mandate of the Commission.

The elections were conducted in the glare of international publicity, not least because the international community was seriously concerned about whether the elections would be free and fair. Unfortunately the reports appear to be no tkrc available on the internet, and while I had downloaded many of the reports, I did not secure all of them.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit Tjr history. The closely contested presidential election was characterised by unrealistic promises, fragmentation, balkanisation, media hype and strong expressions of ethnic nationalism. On 28 FebruaryKibaki and Odinga signed a power-sharing tjr called the National Accord and Reconciliation Act, which establishes the office of prime minister and creates a coalition government.

Accordingly, it was almost inevitable that there would be some kind of response by the owners of the livestock. 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.

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.

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In addition, the Electoral Commission was made up of presidential appointees whose loyalty to the incumbent was never in doubt. 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. 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.


The two parties agreed to tackle four main agenda items to end the political crisis and address its underlying causes. A full copy of the Final Report, including the dissent feport by the international Commissioners, can be found at https: In Mombasa, Muslim Kenyans took to the streets to protest the electoral manipulations and air their own grievances, though ethnic tensions tjdc much less of a relort in these protests.

One of the many suggestions in the official report that the Waki Commission made was that the Kenyan government establish a tribunal of both international and national judges to investigate and prosecute perpetrators of the gross human rights violations. During its visit to Kenya the joint mission witnessed the very poor conditions in which displaced people in these camps were living.

The then sole ruling party, KANU, had already secured the monopoly for political power through a constitutional amendment in that made it the sole political party.

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It was claimed that some of the attackers were dressed in military-type clothing. Kenya Government and Parliamentary Inquiries. The mass violence rfport Kenya occurred throughout a period of over 40 years making it difficult to define concretely as post-election violence. It is telling that most Kenyans support the ICC and have tjrx faith in their own judiciary, which is widely perceived as corrupt. Looters also struck a number of stores in Mombasa. I have also included here a list of hyperlinks that are mentioned in the book so that the reader can click on the link rather than type in the URL to access the document.

In terms of justice, lack of retributive justice has been a source of concern for many Kenyans.