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TJRC Promoses Justice for Kiambaa Fire Victims The Standard, Pg 27
Friday, 07 Oct 2011

TJRC Commissioners visited the site where 36 PEV victims died at Kiambaa Kenya Assemblies of God Church in Eldoret. The truth team promised they will ensure justice prevails. The commission also received statements on extra-judicial killings, cattle rustling and sexual violation issues among othe

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Eldoret Widows Overcome by Emotion at TJRC Hearings The Star, Pg 16
Thursday, 06 Oct 2011

Emotions ran high as women testified to the TJRC how they watched their husbands being Killed, injured and crippled during the PEV. Chair Tecla Namachanja posed the proceedings and led the women in Christian worship songs to help ease the pain.

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Church Blames Tribalism for Violence The Standard, Pg 24
Tuesday, 04 Oct 2011

The Catholic Church is calling for a national peace policy that will advocate for co-existence among all communities. Bishop Cornelius Korir of Eldoret told a TJRC sitting in the area that tribal politics was to blame for recurrent election-related violence. He therefore calls for the policy to a

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Tearful Victims Recall Fire Deaths Daily Nation, Pg 5
Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011

Tears flowed freely as survivors of PEV narrated their ordeals to the TJRC sitting in Eldoret. The events of Kiambaa church blaze that killed more than 40 people was the hallmark of the hearings. The victims accused the police of failing to protect them against attacks albeit they had reported th

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North Rift Clashes Blamed on Biased Land Allocations Daily Nation, Pg 36
Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011

A TJRC sitting in Eldoret heard that inequitable sharing of natural resources including land and power struggles are the causes of post poll chaos. Political and religious leaders criticised previous and current governments for failing to resolve historical land injustices against indegenous comm

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TJRC Told Children Yet to Heal from 2008 Violence The Standard, Pg 25
Monday, 26 Sep 2011

The TJRC was told that children in IDP camps are still traumatised by the PEV as they are yet to come to terms with the terms of the violence. IDP coordinator Daniel Njanga said teenagers who dropped out of school due to the violence are also still bitter and could be a recipe for future chaos.Full Story

Truth Team Takes Views from Rape Victims, IDPs Daily Nation, Pg 6
Monday, 26 Sep 2011

The TJRC took views from victims who were sexually molested during the PEV. They told the TJRC sittings in Nakuru of how they were assaulted in front their close relatives. The victims included those who were attacked in previous clashes of 1992 and 1997. Witnesses attending the proceedings expre

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GSU Officers Raped Us, Women Tell TJRC The Standard, Pg 23
Friday, 23 Sep 2011

Women who were subjected to rape ordeals by security personnel during the PEV of 2007/8 narrated their agony during the TJRC hearings. The commission was told that GSU officers raped and infected women with sexually transmitted diseases. The proceedings were held in camera in the ongoing sittings

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