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dc.contributor.authorAkoth, Steve
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-15T12:07:19Z
dc.date.available2016-06-15T12:07:19Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationAkoth, S. (2015). 'We have moved on': human rights and intersubjectivity in post-2007/2008 violence in Kenya: special issue. Acta Academica: Silence after violence and the imperative to'speak out', 47(1), 228-246.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0587-2405 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0479 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3094
dc.description.abstractIn September 2010, the International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Moreno Ocampo, issued summons against six Kenyans suspected of bearing the greatest responsibility for crimes against humanity committed in Kenya after the bungled 2007 general elections. Immediately after the list of inductees was released, the political elites and their courtiers launched a campaign for Kenyans to reverse the human rights movements’ call for ‘truth-telling’ that had persisted since after flag independence. Using the notion of ‘our people’, those who had been named suspects and their supporters effectively reformulated the quest for ‘truth-telling’ to a silencing rhetoric captured by the political elites’ and victims’ declaration as “we have moved on”. I argue that this notion of ‘moving on’ is part of Kenya’s political culture that has for long enveloped gross human rights violations and stifled discussions and quests for any form of justice in Kenya’s post-conflict environment. This article gives an account of how postcolonial subjectivities interrupt and complicate the discourse of ‘moving on’ in Kenya.en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipThis article was prepared with the support of the African Humanities Fellowship Program established by the American Council of Learned Societies, with a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectHuman rights abusesen_ZA
dc.subjectKenyaen_ZA
dc.subjectCrimes against humanityen_ZA
dc.title‘We have moved on’: human rights and intersubjectivity in post- 2007/2008 violence in Kenyaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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