KNDR – Panel of Eminent African Personalities – Press Statement

PRESS STATEMENT

Panel of Eminent African Personalities

Nairobi, 29 April 2008

A useful and constructive session of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation took place today. It was chaired by Hon. Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi in the absence of Ambassador Oluyemi Adeniji, who is in Addis Ababa on an African Union related mission.

The session dealt with Agenda Item Four on long-term issues and solutions; the Commission of Inquiry on Post-Election Violence; the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission; the National Ethnic and Race Relations Commission; the draft Coalition Agreement; and the Constitutional Review Bill.

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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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