Transitional Justice in Kenya? An Assessment of the Accountability Process in Light of Domestic Politics and Security Concerns
35 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2011 Last revised: 1 Feb 2012
Date Written: January 30, 2012
This article explores how domestic politics have shaped the process of seeking accountability for Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence as well as the impact the accountability process has had on the political landscape and more broadly security in the country. It is argued that the absence of a profound political transition has caused significant resistance to establishing accountability measures. However, due to the existence of the International Criminal Court, there are now prospects that the masterminds of the electoral violence will be brought to justice, something which has a significant impact on succession politics and security in the country.
Keywords: transitional justice, Kenya, impact of the international criminal court
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