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Versions of truth and collective memory: The quest for forgiveness and healing in the context of Kenya's postelection violence

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dc.contributor.author Catherine Muhoma
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-30T06:46:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-30T06:46:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/3034
dc.description.abstract The Truth, Justice and reconciliation Commission (TJrC) in Kenya was set up in the aftermath of the 2007/8 postelection violence with the mandate of providing a platform for those who had experienced political injustices. This crucial organ in the project of national reconciliation has unfortunately spent most of the first half of its tenure dealing with internal squabbles. There have been claims that some of its commissioners do not merit holding positions in such an esteemed body. The chairman of the TJRC faced criticism regarding his integrity, which has led to his resignation. The TJRC’s problems were further compounded by “the ethnic angle” the debate took when members of one community declared that they will not participate in the TJrC if the chairman is removed (Kenya National Accord Monitoring Project). Against this backdrop, this review essay discusses selected narratives in Billy Kahora’s Kwani? 5 The … en_US
dc.publisher Indiana University Press en_US
dc.title Versions of truth and collective memory: The quest for forgiveness and healing in the context of Kenya's postelection violence en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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