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President asked to implement TJRC report

04 February 2014, 12:11 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - President Uhuru Kenyatta should implement the report of the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC), Senior Counsel Professor Tom Ojienda said on Monday.

Ojienda also asked the parliament to leave the report intact by avoiding making many modifications on it.

He said the president should spearhead the implementation of the report arguing that it is the road map to resolution of many questionable issues done by the past regimes.

“TJRC report has lasting solution to many problems that the society has kept complaining about including political assassinations as well as land and ethnic clashes that have ever happened in this country,” said Ojienda.

Speaking in Nyeri after a meeting with more than 40 lawyers, Ojienda who is a seasoned counsel and a land expert admitted that while serving in the TJRC, there was a lot of criticism from various quarters some of whom were trying to influence the commission’s work.

He however said the contents of the report should be made public for people to understand what the commission’s role is.

Ojienda had toured Nyeri to sell his agenda ahead of the upcoming LSK elections.

Ojienda, who is contesting for Ahmednasir Abdullahi's position alongside Okongo Omogeni and Kabaru Ndegwa, said that the use of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) should be embraced in litigation to speed up judicial processes.

“Time frame is very important in the process of justice. No single matter should take more than 90 days. We have witnessed some cases proceeding for up to five years without arriving to a verdict,” said Ojienda.

He stated that cases should be filed electronically to avoid cases of files getting lost at the registry.

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