Tuesday, January 15, 2008

KENYA: Great Lakes Legislators Announce Probe Mission on Crisis

Written By:CISA
Posted: Mon, Jan 14, 2008

NAIROBI, January 11, 2008 (CISA) -An association of Members of Parliament from the African Great Lakes Region will undertake a fact-finding mission on the post-election crisis in Kenya

The Great Lakes Parliamentary Forum on Peace -Amani Forum- said Thursday that a delegation from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia will be in Kenya from Jan. 13 to 21.

“The purpose of the mission will be to gain firsthand knowledge of the nature and consequences of post-election violence, to ascertain the causes of the post-election violence and to make recommendations on political and legal choices that can contribute to the resolution of election-related conflict in Kenya,” Amani Forum said.

The mission will be led by Rwandese parliamentarian Sheik Harelimana Abdul Karim, secretary general of AMANI Forum Rwanda.

“The parliamentarians will consult with various actors, including Members of Parliament and other leaders in Kenya. They will also interact with various civil society groups, peace organizations, religious, youth and elders.”

The delegation will visit Nairobi, Central Province, Rift Valley, Nyanza and Coast where many Kenyans have fled to escape violence.

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