Kriegler and Waki Reports on Elections v. List of Acronyms. AIDS. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AP. Administration Police. CIPEV. Commission. Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Post Election Violence (CIPEV). Imprint: Nairobi: Govt. Printer, []; Physical description: xv, p.: ill. ; 25 cm. This resource pack is a simplified version of the report of the Commission of Inquiry into Post Election Violence (CIPEV), , popularly known as the Waki.

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Part IV deals with acts and omissions of state security agencies and impunity; and Part V contains recommendations made with a view to the prevention of future reoccurrence of large scale violence; the investigation of alleged perpetrators; and how to tackle the culture of impunity that has become the hallmark of violence and other crimes in the country.

The tribunal will have an international component in the form of the presence of non-Kenyans on the senior investigations and prosecution staff. The election was strongly marked by tribalism[1] with Kibaki coming from the most numerous Kikuyu ethnic group which has dominated Kenyan politics since independence and Odinga an ethnic Luo allied with other smaller ethnic groups. Retrieved 8 January Submit Content Share information through ReliefWeb to better inform humanitarians worldwide.

Attackers organized along ethnic lines, assembled considerable logistical means and traveled long distances to burn houses, maim, kill and sexually assault their occupants because these were of particular ethnic groups and political persuasion.

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Failure to do this would see the ICC would pick up the matter beginning August As regards the conduct of state security agencies, they failed institutionally to anticipate, prepare for, and contain the violence. Luos and Kalenjin were also targeted in the areas surrounding Nakuru and Naivasha.


The post-election violence is also the story of lack of preparedness of, and poor coordination among, different state security agencies. Views Read Edit View history.

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While the National Security Intelligence Service seemed to possess actionable intelligence on the likelihood of violence in many parts of the country, it was not clear whether and through which channel such intelligence was shared with operational security agencies. A service provided by ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since The Report comprises 5 Parts.

Kibaki was declared the winner and sworn in on 30 December, reporf opposition leader Raila Odinga’s claims of victory. In general, the police were overwhelmed by the massive numbers of the attackers and the relatively effective coordination of the attacks.

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Assessment Evaluation and Lessons Learned Language: It affected all but 2 provinces and was felt in both urban and rural parts of the country. The effectiveness of the Kenya Police Service and the Administration Police was also negatively affected by the lack of clear policing operational procedures and by political expediency’s adverse impact on their policing priorities.

ReliefWeb Informing humanitarians worldwide. Odinga and many international observers claimed the elections were at least partially manipulated.

Waki Commission – Wikipedia

Waki report breaks new ground, but will it be implemented? Also, unlike previous cycles of election related violence, much of it followed, rather than preceded elections.

Following the declaration, violent protests erupted particularly in Kiberaand this included ethnic violence targeted against Kikuyu people living outside their traditional settlement areas, especially in the Rift Valley Province. In response to a query by Joseph Lekutonon 16 DecemberOrwa Ojode the Assistant Minister for Provincial Administration and Internal Security confirmed to parliament that the commission had cost Kshs 7, with the Kenya Government contributing Kshs 5, and donors contributing Kshs 1, Contact Us – Ask questions and suggest improvements.


This happened where there was an expectation that violence was inevitable whatever the results of the elections.

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Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan brokered a power-sharing agreement which included the appointment of the Waki Commission to investigate the violence. Ongoing Primary country Kenya Content format: One of the main findings of the Commission’s investigations is that the postelection violence was spontaneous in some geographic areas and a result of planning and organization in other areas, often with the involvement of politicians and business leaders.

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Previously violence around election periods concentrated in a smaller number of districts mainly in Rift Valley, Western, and Coast Provinces.

The post-election violence report by Waki Commission, commonly known as the “Waki report”, was handed over to president Mwai Kibaki and prime minister Raila Odinga on 15 October Guilty by association was the guiding force behind deadly “revenge” attacks, with victims being identified not for what they did but for their ethnic association to other perpetrators.

Part I of the Report is an Introduction which discusses the historical context of the violence; Part II is a narration of the violence province by province. Politics of Kenya Government agencies of Kenya in Kenya.

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