Kilner, VOA News Nairobi 25 March 2009
The organization Human Rights Watch has urged Kenya’s government to establish a special tribunal to try those suspected of post-election violence. On a visit to Kenya, the group’s director said resorting to the International Criminal Court would not be the best option.
More than a year after disputed presidential elections touched off political and ethnic violence that killed more than 1,200 people and displaced hundreds of thousands, Kenya has still not settled on a means of holding accountable those responsible for the attacks.
A commission established by the government recommended setting up a special tribunal in the country, with international members. But lawmakers have rejected the government’s efforts to establish such a body.