Can Building Bridges Break the Cycles of Corruption and Political Violence in Kenya?

Author
Agatha Ndonga, Ruben Carranza
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
Abstract
In its report, the Kenya Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission concluded that “corruption is endemic in Kenya” and that “there is a direct link between corruption and gross violation of human rights.” This paper considers the extent of impunity for corruption in Kenya, how corruption fuels and facilitates political violence and land injustices, and how Kenya can learn from other countries’ experiences to go beyond building bridges among the elite and meaningfully protect the rights of its citizens.
Topic
Political Violence, Corruption, Transitional Justice, Reconciliation , Truth
Political Geography
Kenya, Africa