Why we revealed identity of girl in cops gang-rape saga

March 11, 2016 4:41 pm

At that point we obliged.

Daisy is an adult – she is 19 years old.

She was in the right state of mind to make a decision and I understood she was clear that she wanted her identity revealed.

I was concerned that she had somehow given up but she was still unsure if she would get any help.

Her life was still in danger and she has suffered beyond comprehension.

This of course scared us in view that her allegations were against police officers.

I thought she probably wanted the world to understand her four years of tribulation as a rape survivor who continues to suffer for reporting the matter.

She insisted that the only reason she was alive was because she always believed in God.

“The time they wanted to shoot me, or cut my neck, I always told them that God can see you, and even if you kill me, one day all of us will die, so I have no problem with dying, but just know it is you who will have killed me,” she recalled.

READ: Cops gang-raped me, imprinted name on my thigh – 19yr old

Following the capital FM News expose, Daisy has received support from all corners of the world.

From the comments on the story, discussions on twitter (#JusticeFor Daisy), Facebook and overwhelming phone calls inside and outside Kenya, the call for Daisy to get justice is strong and urgent.

She has received temporary rescue from an NGO and organisations like the Independent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU), Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) and Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) to assist Daisy.

The Independent Police Oversight Agency (IPOA) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) together with other relevant government bodies have also taken up the matter to investigate Daisy’s allegations.

READ: Government probing cop gang-rape claims by 19yr-old

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