HISTORICAL injustices must be urgently resolved to enhance reconciliation in the coastal region, the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission has said.
TJRC Commissioner Major General (rtd) Ahmed Farah yesterday termed land as an emotional issue in coast region. Addressing the district and county peace committees' consultative forum, Farah said the rising cases of insecurity and land injustices are a hindrance to peaceful co-existence.
He said education and unemployment issues must also be urgently addressed to enhance healing and reconciliation. He said the commission which will release its report in May, has focused on ensuring historical injustices are solved through prompt intervention.
"It is our mandate to address historical injustices to foster peace and reconciliation," Farah told the forum which included the TJRC and peace committees from Mombasa Island, Kisauni, Likoni and Changamwe districts.
He accused politicians of frustrating efforts to resolve conflicts. "Political interests have led to delays in commissioning vital organs such as lands commission which could fasten a quick resolve on land issues," he said.
Farah said he was confident that the land commission will deliver, saying with a respectable judiciary, Kenyans will realise solutions to land woes. TJRC promised to prepare the report by May 3.