Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation - Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission

Country/entity
Kenya
Region
Africa (excl MENA)
Agreement name
Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation - Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission
Date
04/03/2008
Agreement status
Multiparty signed/agreed
Agreement/conflict level
Intrastate/intrastate conflict (Kenyan Post-Electoral Violence (2007 - 2008)
The conflict emerged as post-election violence. After the incumbent President Kibaki was declared the winner of the Kenyan presidential elections in December 2007, complaints of fraud and a structural disadvantage affecting his competitor Raila Odinga lead to outbreaks of severe ethno-political violence. After the first incidents in the Rift Valley region, mainly directed against the Kikuyu ethnic group – the traditional powerbase of Kibaki – the fighting spread to the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa. After two months, Kibaki and Odinga agreed on a power-sharing agreement that granted Odinga the post as a Prime Minister and ended the violence.

Kenyan Post-Electoral Violence (2007 - 2008) )
Stage
Framework/substantive - partial (Core issue)
Conflict nature
Government
Peace process
71: Kenya peace process
Parties
On behalf of Government/PNU:
- Hon. Martha Karua
- Hon. Sam Ongeri
- Hon. Mutula Kilonzo
- Hon. Moses Wetang'ula

On behalf of ODM:
- Hon. Musalia Mudavadi
- Hon. William Ruto
- Hon. James Orengo
- Hon. Sally Kosgei
Third parties
- Witnessed by:
For the Panel of Eminent African Personalities, H.E. Oluyemi Adeniji, Session Chair
Description
This agreement provides for the implementation of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It defines its general parameters.

Agreement document
KE_080304_Kenyan National Dialogue and Reconciliation-Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission.pdf

Main category
Page 2, Guiding Principles:
...
The Commission will consist of seven members, with gender balance taken into account.

Women, girls and gender

Participation
Other
Page 2, Guiding Principles:
...
The Commission will consist of seven members, with gender balance taken into account.
Equality
No specific mention.
Particular groups of women
No specific mention.
International law
No specific mention.
New institutions
No specific mention.
Violence against women
No specific mention.
Transitional justice
Past and gender
Page 2, Guiding Principles:
...
The Commission will consist of seven members, with gender balance taken into account.
Institutional reform
No specific mention.
Development
No specific mention.
Implementation
No specific mention.
Other
No specific mention.

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