KPTJ

Ready or Not - AN ASSESSMENT OF KENYA’S PREPAREDNESS FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION

The last General Election in Kenya was held on December 27, 2007. In its aftermath, violence broke out on an unprecedented scale in the country’s Nyanza, Rift Valley, Coast and Nairobi provinces. A Commission of Inquiry chaired by Appeal Court judge Philip Waki reported that at least 1,133 people were killed, another 3,561 people injured and 117,216 private properties and 491 Government-owned ones destroyed.

Memo to the President: REQUEST TO DECLINE ASSENT ON MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENT BILL 2012

We, members of a number of Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) under the umbrella of the Kenyans for Peace Truth and Justice (KPTJ) submit this memorandum to request that you do not assent to the Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2012 (The Bill) as passed by Parliament on June 21, 2012.  We are making this request as it is our strong opinion that that Bill in its current form contains a number of unconstitutional provisions. In view we would request that you decline assent and instead refer the Bill back to parliament with an advisory that parliament makes the necessary amendments to ensure that the Bill is compliant with the Constitution.

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Business Daily, June 25, 2012 - Pressure on Kibaki to reject polls Bill

Pressure on Kibaki to reject polls Bill

Civil society organisations have petitioned President Kibaki not to assent to sections of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendment) Bill, which legalise party hopping and nomination of presidential election losers to Parliament.

Press statement by KPTJ regarding the ongoing debates, declarations and the ethnic mobilization aimed at the International Criminal Court and the elections process

We, Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice, are concerned about the ongoing debates, declarations and the ethnic mobilization aimed at the International Criminal Court and the elections process generally. While we do recognize the right of all people to assemble and congregate in any part of the country, we are concerned and appalled by the apparent driving force and purposes of these congregations.

Kenya: Local Judicial Mechanism Should Complement ICC Cases


(Nairobi, April 27, 2012) – The Kenyan government should reaffirm its commitment to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in cases stemming from the 2007-2008 post-election violence, while establishing a local judicial mechanism to investigate and prosecute other suspects, Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ) and Human Rights Watch said today.

ICC petitions Non-partisans told to keep off !

Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ) and the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) called a press conference to discuss the attempts by the ICC accused and government towards non-cooperation with the ICC at the trial stage of the two Kenyan cases. This comes after the Kamatusa and Gema meetings that called for the cases to be deferred in order to facilitate fair elections

ICC ruling will be at 1.30pm on Monday

MONDAY January 23rd from 1:30pm Kenyan time is D-day. That is when the ICC judges will deliver their verdict on whether or not to confirm charges against the Ocampo Six suspected of financing and directing the 2007 post election violence.

The Standard - January 20, 2012 - Kenyans urged to trust ICC process

Kenyans have been urged to trust the International Criminal Court process and let justice run its course.

The civil society appealed to the nation to remain calm and peaceful ahead of the ICC ruling on confirmation or dropping of charges on Monday.

KPTJ Statement on Bashir Warrant

KPTJ would like to congratulate the judiciary for their progressive decision operationalizing the arrest warrant against the President of Sudan Omar al Bashir in Kenya.

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The ICC and Kenya- Understanding the Confirmation of Charges Hearings

The ICC and Kenya- Understanding the Confirmation of Charges Hearings

This bulletin seeks to address common misconceptions on the confirmation of charges hearings and answer frequently asked questions by participants during a country wide outreach sessions on the ICC.

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