Kenya-Truth Commissioner warns for political unrest

The head of Kenya’s truth commission has warned that clashes between supporters of rival political groups could escalate into widespread, serious unrest if left unchecked.

BethwelKiplagat, chairman of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) is “deeply concerned” by clashes that broke out at political events across the country over the last few weeks.
The TJRC was set up in 2008 after widespread political and ethnic violence – sparked by the disputed presidential election result in December 2007 – led to the death of more than 1,100 people.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Rutoare charged at the International Criminal Court in The Hague for orchestrating the bloodshed.