Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto named in Kenya TRJC report

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy have been named in connection with post-election violence in a long-awaited report investigating human rights abuses in the country.

The report gave no recommendation for action to be taken against Mr Kenyatta and Vice-President William Ruto.

The report’s chairman told the BBC this was because they already face charges at the International Criminal Court.

Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto deny such allegations.

The Truth Reconciliation and Justice Commission (TRJC) was looking at past injustices going back to independence in 1963.

It was set up following deadly post-election clashes five years ago.

After those elections some 1,500 people were killed and more than 600,000 forced to flee their homes.

Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto, who were on opposite sides in 2007, won elections together in March.

The BBC’s Wanyama wa Chebusiri in the capital, Nairobi, says that although no action is recommended by the TRJC against the president and deputy, it does recommend further investigation and prosecution of high-profile personalities in their administration over allegations of inciting and the violence following the 2007 elections.

They include Najib Balala, the new minister for mining, and two senators.

 Source: BBC

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