Last updated: 25 february, 2010 - 17:37 GMT

Kiplagat under pressure

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Kenya's Truth, Justice and Reconciliaton Commission Chairman Bethuel Kiplagat is facing growing pressure to resign.

A group of former truth commissioners from around the world including South African Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu - who himself headed a similar body in South Africa - have called for Mr Kiplagat's resignation.

Because of the senior government offices he held under two Kenyan presidents, many believe that he is compromised and that the work of the commission is suffering a real crisis of public confidence.

The petitioners say that they are deeply troubled by allegations of bias and misconduct made against Mr Kiplagat .

The BBC's Noel Mwakugu gave details to Focus on Africa's Peter Ndoro.

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