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Election Day 2013 and its Aftermath

On March 4, 2013 Kenya held a landmark general election. It was the first national election since the promulgation of the internationally lauded constitution, which created a devolved system of government. For the first time, Kenyans voted simultaneously for six elective offices, ranging from president to local ward representative. This election was also the first to be administered by the newly created Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), a body which enjoyed over 90 per cent public confidence in the lead-up to the national polls.

12th Session Of The Assembly Of State Parties To The Rome Statute Of The International Criminal Court - Briefing Paper on Kenya


1.      This paper highlights the situation in Kenya with respect to the fight against impunity and accountability for gross human rights violations committed during the 2007-2008 Post Election Violence. While there have been efforts by the government towards setting on course most of the reform agenda envisaged under the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation process as led by the African Union Panel of Eminent Personalities, some of these reforms have been devoid of the political will to effectively ensure their successful implementation.

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KPTJ Statement at the ASP

We are a network of over 30 Kenyan civil society organizations, the Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice, who came together in the wake of the widespread violence that followed the December 2007 presidential elections. We would like to bring the attention of the Assembly of State Parties 12 to certain realities in Kenya, where we have actively been working in relation to the post-election violence of 2008 and the subsequent processes. A background paper that explains the developments in the Kenyan case is also available.