KPTJ Reports

A Luxury Victims Cannot Afford - Meaningful Participation at the International Criminal Court

A Luxury Victims Cannot Afford

Under Article 68(3) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court victims are able to present their views and concerns to the Court as long as this is not prejudicial to, or inconsistent with the rights of the accused and a fair and impartial trial.

Securing Justice - Establishing a domestic mechanism for the 2007/8 post-election violence in Kenya

This Report examines the prospects for a complementary accountability process to deal with the post-election violence (PEV) that took place in Kenya following the disputed presidential election in December 2007. Although government officials have long claimed that an accountability process is underway, more than four years after the violence took place, little effort has been made at the national level to address criminal accountability.

WHAT TYRANNY OF NUMBERS? Inside Mutahi Ngunyi’s Numerology

Mutahi Ngunyi’s “Tyranny of Numbers” article - now tyrannizing the unwary in cyberspace - says that the Jubilee Alliance of Uhuru Kenyatta will win the 2013 presidential election in the first round with a substantial majority over the Cord Coalition of Raila Odinga. In contrast to this, numerous opinion polls have consistently placed
the CORD Coalition ahead of Jubilee with the most recent poll saying that the election is now a virtual tie. The polls say, in effect, that no party can win this election in the first round. Who is right?

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Ready or Not?

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 and another 3,561 people injured. It also estimated that 117,216 private and 491 government-owned properties were destroyed. Approximately 350,000 people were displaced from their homes or usual places of business, with about 1,916 Kenyans seeking refuge in Uganda.

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The Implications of a Kenyatta-Ruto Presidency in Kenya

Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, both of whom face charges of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court, (ICC), have declared that they will seek office as president and deputy president in Kenya’s General Elections scheduled for 4th March 2013. The build-up of the Kenyatta/Ruto alliance was signaled by a meeting that took place in Eldoret in January 2011.

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.

Ready or Not: Notes on the two rounds system of elections

This publication is part of a series of discussion papers on the next general elections, assessing the country’s readiness to hold peaceful and credible general elections, highlighting key issues and making recommendations to mitigate the risks and problems identified. A comprehensive analysis of the substantive issues regarding preparations for the next elections will be published shortly.

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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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Reaping the Whirlwind Report

Reaping the whirlwind

IN JANUARY 2008, KENYA WAS ROCKED BY THE WORST POLITICAL VIOLENCE SINCE independence. By the time it ceased, and around 1,000 lives had been lost, over 600,000 displaced from their homes and property whose value is yet to be ascertained destroyed. The immediate economic consequences of the violence reverberated throughout East Africa.

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KPTJ - The Post-Election Violence in Kenya: Seeking Justice for Victims

Kenya’s flawed December 2007 presidential election provoked a two month orgy of violence, which has been described as the country’s most severe human rights crisis. About 1,133 Kenyans were killed and 600,000 more displaced from their homes. Almost three years later, the Kenyan government is yet to take firm action against perpetrators of the post-election violence (PEV).

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