President Uhuru Kenyatta promises action on Tana Delta killings

By Standard Digital Reporter

NAIROBI, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta has received a report on the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into ethnic violence in Tana Delta districts.

The report identifies conflict over resources as one of the major causes of the ethnic violence that rocked Tana Delta and recommends prosecution of the perpetrators.

The Judicial Commission appointed by the immediate former President Mwai Kibaki was mandated to investigate the ethnic violence that occurred in Tana Delta districts with a view of establishing the origin, the probable, the immediate and the underlying causes of the violence.

It also was tasked with looking into the action taken by law enforcement agencies with respect to incidents of crime arising out of or committed in the course of the said ethnic violence and the effectiveness of the actions taken.

During the ceremony, the President thanked the Commission for a job well done despite the challenges faced and assured Kenyans that the government will study the report and take the appropriate action.

In attendance were Attorney General Githu Muigai and Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet Mr. Francis Kimemia among other senior government officials.