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Restorative Justice in Kenya Restorative Justice in Kenya

Interest in restorative justice is global.  This is because crime injures and the traditional justice system(s) does very little to restore victims and communities injured by crime. The traditional justice system does not seek to hold offenders accountable in ways that allows the offender to make things right with those he has harmed. Take a look at restorative justice in Kenya. This is reprinted via Kenya Law Reports.

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Nonceba Lushaba

Dear Lisa,

Thank-you for raising the profile of RJ the world over. My recent visit to Kenya to attend the Symposium on Criminal Justice Practises, themed: “Criminal Justice Reforms in the New Constitutional Dispensation: Challlenges and Opportunities in the alternative measures to imprisonment” had a section dedicated to victims. It was heartening. More needs to be done in this area of support for victims. There is much to be gained from the African experience in RJ, we can contribute much.


    lisarea —

    Thanks for your comment, Nonceba. I agree. I appreciate your input. For our readers Ms. Lushaba is doing good restorative justice in Zululand, South Africa. Nonceba, we look forward to working with you in the future. There is much work to be done to bring restoration and healing, as much as possible, to victims of crime while allowing for offender accountability in ways that transform. We can learn from each other.

    Lisa Rea