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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).
On October 15-16, 2009, Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ), with the support of its members, the International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), convened the Options for Justice Meeting to critically examine the government’s apparent stalling; and to survey the different options for justice that may be available to PEV survivors. The meeting generated new ideas on how to use existing local, regional and international legal mechanisms to achieve this end.