Archive 2003


East African Standard

Don’t fear, Truth body tells Kenyans

By Judith Akolo

Monday, June 23, 2003 

The Task Force on the establishment of a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission has pledged Government security for Kenyans presenting their views before it. 

A statement by the Chairman of the Task Force, Prof Makau Mutua, said following the Government’s decision to protect Kenyans, they should not fear airing their views. 

“Freedom of the expression is a constitutional right of every citizen and the State is duty-bound to defend and promote it,” said Mutua. 

Mutua said in Molo and Eldoret, many did not air their views to the Task Force citing insecurity. 

He said the Task Force which has divided itself into teams will this week hold public hearings in Nyanza, Western and Eastern. 

Stations in Nyanza are in Kisumu, Kisii, Gucha, Kuria, Western in Kakamega and Mt Elgon, while in Eastern, they will visit Machakos, Meru and Isiolo.

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