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H.RES.186: Congratulating the people of Kenya on their commitment to peaceful elections, as demonstrated on March 4, 2013, and calling on Kenyans to come together to continue to implement political, institutional, and accountability reforms envisioned in the Kenyan constitution.

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Sponsor Karen Bass, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action May 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

Congratulates the people of Kenya on their commitment to peaceful elections, as demonstrated on March 4, 2013.

Calls on the people of Kenya to continue to reject intimidation and violence, and encourages the peaceful and credible resolution of electoral disputes in the courts.

Urges: (1) restraint on all sides, while recognizing the right of the people of Kenya to peacefully exercise their constitutional rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and demonstration; and (2) accountability for anyone found to be complicit in promoting violence or manipulating electoral processes or results.

Affirms that accountability for the 2007-2008 post-election violence is a critical element to ensure Kenya's democracy and long-term stability.

Calls on the government of Kenya to seek justice for the victims of political violence, including by honoring its obligations to cooperate with the International Criminal Court.

Encourages the people and government o...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
April 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.