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Human rights groups condemn Kenya for blocking justice and reconciliation for victims

A joint statement by a group of human rights organisations, including Human Rights Watch, International Centre for Transitional Justice, and the Kenya Human Rights Commission, condemns the Kenyan National Assembly for blocking justice and reparations for victims of human rights abuses.

In 2007 Kenya’s transitional justice project began after presidential violence claimed the lives of at least 1,133 people. During this violence there were reported acts of sexual violence, destruction of property and thousands were displaced. 

Agnes Odhiambo, senior Africa women’s rights researcher for Human Rights Watch reported;

“Victims of historical injustices have waited for years for Kenyan authorities to do what is right, and it is imperative for Kenyan authorities to carefully plan and deliver reparations for victims to alleviate their suffering”.

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