Commission of Inqury on Post Election Violence – KNDR

Kenyan National Dialogue and Reconciliation

COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE

Background
Recalling that the Parties have previously agreed to:

Identify and agree on the modalities of implementation of immediate measures aimed at:
·  Ensuring the impartial, effective and expeditious investigation of gross and
systematic violations of human rights and that those found guilty are brought to
justice.

And have expressed a commitment to:
·  Identification and prosecution of perpetrators of violence, including State security
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Constitutional Review- Long Term Issues – KNDR

Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation
LONGER-TERM ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS: CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW

Background
Recalling the 1 February 2008 agreement by the Parties to deal with longterm
issues and solutions that may have constituted the underlying causes of
the prevailing social tensions, instability and cycle of violence, and recalling
the substantial discussions that have been held concerning constitutional
reform over recent years, the Parties to the Kenyan National Dialogue and
Reconciliation agree to the following general parameters and principles for the
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Truth, Justice & Reconciliation Commission Establishment – KNDR

TJRC
Kenyan National Dialogue and Reconciliation
TRUTH, JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Background
Recalling the 14 February 2008 agreement by the Parties for a Truth, Justice and
Reconciliation Commission, and in a spirit of reconciliation and national healing;
The Parties to the Kenyan National Dialogue and Reconciliation agree to the following
general parameters and principles for the establishment of such a commission:

General Parameters
A Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission (“the Commission”) will be created through
an Act of Parliament, which will be adopted by the legislature within the next four weeks.
The Commission will inquire into human rights violations, including those committed by the
state, groups, or individuals. This includes but is not limited to politically motivated violence,
assassinations, community displacements, settlements, and evictions. The Commission will
also inquire into major economic crimes, in particular grand corruption, historical land
injustices, and the illegal or irregular acquisition of land, especially as these relate to conflict
or violence. Other historical injustices shall also be investigated.

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Annan Agreements – 4th Agreement signed 28 Feb 08 – Coalition Agreement & National Accord & Reconciliation Act 2008

Kenya National Dialogue & Reconciliation Team

4th Agreement signed by Gvt/PNU & ODM on 28 Feb 08

1. Coalition Agreement

2. National Accord & Reconciliation Act 2008

Full Document — Annan Agreements – 4th Agreement signed 28 Feb 08

Annan Agreements – 3rd Agreement signed 14 Feb 08

Kenya National Dialogue & Reconciliation Team

3rd Agreement signed by Gvt/PNU & ODM on 14 Feb 08

Full Document — Annan Agreements – 3rd Agreement signed 14 Feb 08

Annan Agreements – 2nd Agreement signed 4 Feb 08

Kenya National Dialogue & Reconciliation Team

2nd Agreement signed by Gvt/PNU & ODM

Full Document — Annan Agreements – 2nd Agreement signed 4 Feb 08

Annan Agreements – 1st Agreement signed 1 Feb 08

Kenya National Dialogue & Reconcilliation

1st signed document by Gvt/PNU & ODM


Full Document — annan-kndr-1st-agreement-1feb08.pdf

Nigerian diplomat jets in as peace talks resume

Nigerian diplomat jets in as peace talks resume

Ambassador Oluyemi Adeniji from Nigeria is expected to arrive today to assist former UN chief Kofi Annan in the mediation efforts. Mr Adeniji is a former Nigerian minister and UN official. And Government and ODM negotiators yesterday held an informal meeting to prepare for the official resumption of the mediation talks today.

Government representatives, Cabinet ministers Martha Karua, Sam Ongeri and Moses Wetangula, and MP Mutula Kilonzo met ODM’s Musalia Mudavadi, William Ruto, James Orengo and Sally Kosgei in the absence of Mr Annan. And the African chapter of the Human Rights Watch has said a political agreement in Kenya was a step forward, but politicians must take immediate steps to ensure accountability for human rights violations for further negotiations to build lasting stability.

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KNDR Team – Public Statement – 4 Feb 08

Public Statement Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation

Goal:
To ensure that the National Dialogue and Reconciliation is carried out in a continuous and sustained manner towards resolving the political crisis arising from the disputed presidential electoral results as well as the ensuing violence in Kenya, in line with the agreement between His Excellency Mwai Kibaki and Honourable Raila Odinga, as publicly announced on 24th January and reaffirmed on 29th January 2008 at County Hall in Nairobi.
The final goal of the National Dialogue and Reconciliation is to achieve sustainable peace, stability and justice in Kenya through the rule of law and respect for human rights.
1. With Respect to Immediate Measures to Address the Humanitarian Crisis:
a) Assist and encourage displaced persons to go back to their homes or other areas and to have safe passage and security throughout b) Provide adequate security and protection, particularly for vulnerable groups, including women and children in the camps.
c) Provision of basic services for people in displaced camps:
· Ensure that there is adequate food, water, sanitation and shelter within the affected communities – both those in displaced camps and those remaining in their communities.
· Provide medical assistance with a special focus for women, children, people living with HIV and AIDS and the disabled, currently in displaced camps.
· Ensure all children have access to education. This will involve reconstruction of schools; encouraging return of teaching staff and provision of teaching materials, and assistance for children to return to their learning institutions.
d) Provide information centres where the affected can get easy access to information regarding the assistance that is available to them and how to access it, for example, support for reconstruction of livelihoods, or tracing of family members.
e) Operationalise the Humanitarian Fund for Mitigation of Effects and Resettlement of Victims of Post 2007 Election Violence expeditiously by establishing a bi2 partisan, multi-sectoral Board with streamlined procedures to disburse funds rapidly.
f) The Fund is open to public contributions and all citizens and friendly countries, governments and international institutions to donate generously.
g) Ensure close linkages with the ongoing national and international assistance to to enhance the effectiveness of delivery.
h) Ensure that victims of violence in urban areas are not neglected in the implementation of the above.
i) In order to promote food security, displaced farmers should be assisted to return to their farms. All farmers affected by the crisis should be assisted and encouraged to safely resume their farming activities.

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Kenya National Dialogue & Reconciliation :Panel of Eminent African Personalities

This category will provide all the updates of the team. It will contain the press releases of the efforts of the Panel of Eminent African Personalities.