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Written by Beryl Aidi    Wednesday, 24 August 2011 14:59   
THE FACES OF IMPUNITY IN KENYA
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Prof. Yash Pal Ghai, Director of Katiba Institute officially launches the report. Others, from left to right are Atsango Chesoni- Executive Director KHRC; Betty Murungi-Vice Chair KHRC Board of Directors; Cyprian Nyamwamu-Convener NCEC; Tom Kagwe-Senior Programme Officer KHRC; and Davis Malombe-Deputy Executive Director KHRCProf. Yash Pal Ghai, Director of Katiba Institute officially launches the report. Others, from left to right are Atsango Chesoni- Executive Director KHRC; Betty Murungi-Vice Chair KHRC Board of Directors; Cyprian Nyamwamu-Convener NCEC; Tom Kagwe-Senior Programme Officer KHRC; and Davis Malombe-Deputy Executive Director KHRCAs Kenya celebrates one year after the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) would like to remind the Nation that while we celebrate the promising changes the Constitution will bring into the country, the Second Republic, the gains may be easily eroded if we don’t use the tools the Constitution affords us to enforce public accountability. Hence the lustration report the KHC launched today August 24 2011, that addresses gaps in truth and justice seeking in the reform process. Lustration is a process of restoration of credibility to a government by the purging of perpetrators of crimes committed under an earlier regime.

 

The report, titled Lest We Forget: The Faces of Impunity in Kenya, is based on a the KHRC’s Review of the Official Reports Project that has compiled a list of individuals recommended for further investigation or criminal proceedings in official reports on gross and systemic human rights violations as well as grand corruption. The question many people ask usually is Who Owns Kenya; in this report the big question is WHO OWES KENYA?

This project is meant to address the following gaps in truth and justice seeking:

  • First, the inadequate understanding and appreciation of the level of the truth already existing in the current official and other reports;
  • Second,the inadequate review, harmonization and presentation of the findings of the official and other reports over historical injustices in Kenya;
  • Third,the inadequate analysis and presentation of both the patterns and perpetrators of impunity across the different regimes, reports and categories of injustices in Kenya;
  • Finally are the inadequate interventions to ensure that the cross cutting findings and recommendations are applied to expose, lustrate and hold to account, the purveyors of impunity.

You can find the publication on this website through this link: http://www.khrc.or.ke/component/docman/doc_details/28-lest-we-forget-the-faces-of-impunity-in-kenya.html

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