NPI-AFRICA : Invitation to Reflection on African Traditional Justice mechanisms

NAIROBI PEACE INITIATIVE-AFRICA

5th Floor, New Waumini House Telephone 254-20-4441444

Waiyaki Way 254-20-4440098

Westlands Facsimile 254-20-4440097

P.O Box 14894-00800 254-20-4445177

Nairobi, Kenya E-mail info@npi-africa.org

Invitation to Reflection

Greetings!

NPI-Africa is pleased to invite you to a reflection on African Traditional Justice mechanisms (ATJM) with special focus on the Mato Oput of Uganda as a means to truth, justice and reconciliation in post-conflict societies.

As a peace resource organization, NPI-Africa has traditionally offered space for reflection on issues of peace and conflict in Africa with a view to providing critical analysis that informs and improves peacebuilding practice.

Through its Research, Learning and Policy Programme, NPI-Africa invites you to participate in the above mentioned reflection whose guest speaker will be Rev. Fr. Kizito Menanga a Jesuit from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rev. Fr. Kizito holds Masters Degrees in Philosophy and Theology and spent considerable time in Uganda acquiring pastoral experience. Rev. Fr. Kizito will dwell on the principals behind the practice, how ATJM can compliment/supplement Transitional Justice and Reconciliation given current realities and some of the challenges.

REFLECTION DATE AND VENUE

The reflection will be held on Friday 16th May from exactly 2.00pm in the NPI-Africa Boardroom located on the 5th Floor of the New Waumini House, Westlands. You are welcomed to share in a light snack which will be served in the Boardroom from 1.30pm.

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CONCERNED CITIZENS FOR PEACE MEETING: HELD ON 2 MAY 2008

CONCERNED CITIZENS FOR PEACE MEETING: HELD ON 2 MAY 2008 AT SHELTER AFRIQUE HOUSE, 1ST FLOOR

Kenya Veterans for Peace

KVP went to Mathare last week and have been carrying out a counting exercise involving landlords and IDP’s. From this exercise they have discovered that there are not only illegal tenants occupying premises but illegal landlords as well.

They visited a number of IDP camps and the numbers of IDP’s they have counted are as follows:

Mathare 4 B – 184

Mathare 4 A – 268

Gitathuru – 254

Mathare Chiefs Camp – 495

Police Depot – 1150

Ruaraka – 31

In Ruaraka 77 people claim to be IDP´s but they are not genuine.

KVP sources have discovered that there is illegal registration of IDP’s going on in Eldoret. These people have been receiving fertilizer and farm inputs meant for the displaced. This information has been dispatched to the DO & DC Eldoret.

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