Celebrated singer Achieng’ Abura calls for reconciliation ahead of 2017 polls

Renowned musician, Achieng’ Abura has called on the government to make the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) public in order to make the voice of the common mwananchi audible.

“The voice of the common man is drowning and has become insignificant; a situation that must change and the reason why I make my voice heard today. Kenya needs to change the way we do things to move forward,” she said.

However, she pointed out the fact that the investigative document TJRC, that defined the alleged perpetrators of crimes against humanity since independence, including the Post Election Violence (PEV) 2007/08, has not seen the light of day.

“It is the reason that I call on the Government and all our leaders to support the establishment of a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation ‘Process’ structured for our unique problems and situation as Kenyans. This Process must be independent at all levels under an independent body composed of men and women of high integrity,” she said.

“The report of TJRC should be the foundation for the Process, released directly to the body established to run it. Drawing from similar processes in our continent, the TJRC Process should be designed and implemented within a period of not more than 6 months after the establishment of the body and release of the TJRC Report to the body.”

She said that Kenyans cannot afford to go to another election without an honest reconciliation process that gives justice to victims.

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