TJRC given 9 months to table report
Written by Isura Christoper
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The TJRC in a past meeting in Western Kenya. [Photo | West FM | File]
Minister for Education Mutula Kilonzo has revealed that the cabinet has approved an amendment to the law to provide extension to the Truth Justice and Reconciliation committee by 9 months to prepare their reports.
Addressing journalists in Nairobi, Mutula revealed that the TJRC despite being given an extension should have prepared there reports by January this year so that Kenyans before going to the next general elections should have read and internalized the TJRC report.
“To see the country watching the term of the National Cohesion And Integration Commission come to an end without a blueprint as to how the term of this people will be extended is extremely embarrassing.”
The minister has challenged the government for not bringing an amendment for the extension of the NCIC earlier since the commission’s term is coming to an end by September for some commissioners are already suffering from anxiety.
Mutula revealed that the ministry is to launch a national peace education campaign which was launched in Eldoret in May 2012 that is to be replicated in the 47 counties.
"The campaign aims at using learning institutions as agents of peace in our society, which will create opportunity for children and young people to share their feelings and views on matters of peace."