Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
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Post Conflict Issues, a Reflection on Displacement within Societies in Transition- A Case Study of Post Election Violence in Kenya, Jamhuri IDPs Camp

Florence Wamahiga Githuthu

This paper focuses on the relationship between post conflict issues and displacement in Kenya. As a result of the disputed general elections in Kenya in December 2007, there was nationwide protest and an outbreak of violence in most parts of the country. This violence was seemingly driven by ethnicity and perceived political preferences. This outbreak provided an environment conducive to abuse of human rights in all aspects which led to internal displacements. The internally displaced persons (IDPs) took refuge in churches, village chiefs offices, schools, police stations and in public places like the Jamhuri park showground that was turned into one of the camps receiving attention in this study.