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Kenya

Volume 712: debated on Thursday 9 July 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have given to the government of Kenya in forming before the end of August 2009 a special tribunal to try the perpetrators of the post-election unrest. [HL4791]

The UK has been the leading donor to the Kofi Annan mediation process (£1.4 million over two years). This included support to the Waki Commission, which recommended the establishment of a special tribunal to try the perpetrators of the post-election unrest.

We continue to urge the Kenyan Government to establish a credible, independent tribunal with a strong international element, to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the violence that followed the 2007 elections. I raised this most recently with the Kenyan Prime Minister on 6 July 2009 in London. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the Kenyan Government to ensure justice for the victims of the post-election unrest and to take credible action to break the culture of impunity.