Parliament has approved the extension of the term of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) for a period of three months.
Members said it was important for the commission to be given time to finalise its work so that Kenyans can know the truth about past injustices and those seeking reparation will have their chance.
Justice Minister Eugene Wamalwa earlier tabled a progressive report that detailed the volume of work TJRC had covered since inception and said it must be allowed to complete the report.
He told MPs that the reasons for seeking the extension of term were valid because the commission has covered a lot in terms of collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses and holding sitting in all the 47 counties.
Kagundo MP Johnston Muthama and his Kilgoris counterpart Gideon Konchella supported the Motion, saying that the commission’s work was important to the country for the sake of peace.