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Category : TJRC
Justice Commission Takes Views in North Rift The Standard, Pg 28
Wednesday, 06 Jul 2011

The truth team is in Uasin Gishu County, an area referred to as the hotspot during the violence that rocked the country in 2007/2008. The commission is pitching tent in the region that was mostly affected for a month to take statements from the victims. The officials

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Torture victims set to get justice The Daily Nation, Pg 16
Tuesday, 05 Jul 2011

Victims of security forces atrocities in Mt Elgon between 2006 and 2008 are set to get justice; this is after five East African Court of Justice Judges sitting in Arusha, criticized the Kenyan Government for failing to take legal action against the perpetrators of inj

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Commission Reassures Witnesses over Threats Sunday Express, Pg 5
Sunday, 03 Jul 2011

The TJRC has warned that it would take legal action against individuals who threaten the witnesses in the ongoing hearing on historical injustices. The Commissions acting Chair Mr. Ahmed Farah has said persons who appear before the commission are protected by the law,

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Civil Society Rejects Truth Team Quest to Extend Time The People, Pg 12
Thursday, 30 Jun 2011

The TJRC which was expected to wind up in May but the Lobby groups says that the process was rushed and it may not bring about reconciliation. The Constitution and Reform and Education Consortium(CRECO) has opposed the commission’s quest to extend time saying ma

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Inside Kenya’s Death Camp The Daily Nation, Pg DN2 2
Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011

In the ongoing Truth Commission hearing, older women tell their story and how they were affected by the Massacre and how soldiers marked their houses in what looked like a population census of some sort. The Shifta war had begun and would continue officially for four

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TJRC more time to complete work The Star, Pg 5
Saturday, 25 Jun 2011

Truth Justice and Reconciliation Committee is asking for more time to finish its work. The Commission acting chair Mrs. Tecla Namachanja told the press that from the look of things they may not be able to finish their mandate in the remaining time. The commission two

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Ex Army boss at Pains to explain role in Wagalla The Star, Pg 3
Saturday, 25 Jun 2011

In its continual hearings the Truth Commission heard from the Colonel (Rtd) Kariuki Muhindi, who was hard pressed to explain his role in the massacre of Degodia community in Wajir. He denied that a meeting was held to plot for the murder. He insisted that they only pa

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Three Judge Bench to Decide Truth team’s fate The Standard, Pg 20
Sunday, 26 Jun 2011

The fate of the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission now hangs in the hands of a three Judge bench hearing a case challenging it to stop proceedings. Justice John Mwera, Hannah Okwengu and David Maraga are expected to rule whether TJRC process continues or stop

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