TJRC in need of reconciliation
01 March 2012, 11:47
Truth justice and reconciliation commission is an entity
that was established under the famous
agenda four item in a string of meetings held after post-election
violence in Kenya under chairmanship of Kofi Anaan with a sole purpose of
reconciling Kenyans and delivering justice to historical ills.
Unfortunately, this entity empowered to deliver justice
and reconcile Kenyans urgently requires justice and itself. For a long period now commissioners led by the
vice-chair Namachanja have been up in arms against their chairman Ambassador
Bethwel Kiplagat who they have been accusing of being part of regime that
condoned past injustices and acts
contrary to human rights like torture and thus they argue that he is not fit to
lead such an important commission.
Recent court ruling ordering Kiplagat to resume his
duties as the chair of commission and further demanding that he should not face
tribunal to clear him of any wrong doing in past only served to heighten the
rivalry in the commission, rather than bringing down the already risen
temperature among the commissioners. On one side is Kiplagat armed with court
order while on the other side are the commissioners who are determined to lock
Kiplagat out through all means possible a point brought out by the fact that the Namachanja led commissioners
are to appeal against court ruling.
It is obvious that before Kenyans gets justice and
reconciliation services from the commission the commissioners must be
reconciled with each other first, the big question is who will amicably
reconcile this entity bestowed with duty of reconciling Kenyans?
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