Deputy President William Ruto’s claim that implementing the recommendations of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission Report would breed “chaos” is an open insult to thousands of victims of gross human rights violations in this country.
His statement is not only shocking and disappointing but also untrue — in fact, it is the failure to implement the TJRC Report that is a sure recipe for “chaos”.
Victims and survivors of gross human rights violations committed by the colonial and post-Independence governments have struggled to secure implementation of the TJRC recommendations since May 2013. Among these are victims of massacres, extrajudicial killings, assassinations, unlawful detention, torture, sexual violence, land injustices and state-sanctioned systematic discrimination based on gender, region or ethnicity.
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