Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and the National Museums of Kenya have signed a memorandum of understanding to create an exhibition on the countrys struggle for independence, the East African Standard reports. The itinerant display should be launched next July to coincide with the scheduled reopening of the national museum in Nairobi following restoration. It will include sections on land alienation, the creation of native reserves and the Kipande system introduced by the British colonial power in the 1920s, under which all adult males over the age of 16 were required to carry registration papers at all times. By focussing on the fight for freedom and human rights by the countrys different ethnic groups in the run-up to independence in 1963 the organisers hope to foster greater national unity today against a backdrop of repeated ethnic clashes and expected divisions in the run-up to presidential and parliamentary elections in December next year.
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