Amnesty International slams ‘slow justice’ in Kenya

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (foreground). File picture: Andrew Winning
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (foreground). File picture: Andrew Winning

London – Amnesty International on Tuesday condemned what it said was the Kenyan government’s continued failure to properly investigate and deliver justice and compensation to victims of the 2007-2008 post-election violence.

“Six years after post-election violence rocked Kenya, the victims are still awaiting justice. It is vital that their voices are heard and urgent action is taken,” said Amnesty secretary general Salil Shetty.

About 1 000 people died and 600 000 others were displaced when ruling party and opposition supporters clashed over disputed poll results, in the worst unrest to hit the east African country since independence in 1963…

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