Uhuru Kenyatta apologises for govt’s past wrongs

2015-03-27 10:02
President Uhuru Kenyatta. (File: AFP)

President Uhuru Kenyatta. (File: AFP)

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Nairobi - Kenya's president has apologised to the Kenyan people for past wrongs committed both by his government and past regimes.

President Uhuru Kenyatta told parliament during his state of the nation address on Thursday that time has come to bring closure to the country's painful past.

He mentioned the 2007-08 post-election violence, the 1984 massacre of hundreds of Kenyan-Somalis and unsolved murders among other historical injustices.

Kenya's Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission report had recommended that the president apologise to the public.

The report names the president and his deputy as being among those suspected of planning and financing Kenya's 2007-08 postelection violence in which more than 1 000 people died.

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