KNHRC says sexual violence was rampant during, after 2017 polls

November 28, 2018 12:04 pm
The Commission’s Chairperson Kagwiria Mbogori says the list is not conclusive since majority of the victims and survivors failed to speak out either due to shame, fear of repercussion and ignorance/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 28 – A new report by the Kenya National Human Rights Commission reveals that sexual violence was extensively used as a tool of conflict during and after 2017 General Election.

The report indicates that security agencies perpetrated most of the sexual offences at 54.5 per cent while civilians were responsible at 45 per cent.

Of the victims, 96 per cent were women while 3.74 per cent were men.

The commission managed to record 201 cases spread in nine counties in the country among them Kisumu, Nairobi and Homa Bay.

The Commission’s Chairperson Kagwiria Mbogori says the list is not conclusive since majority of the victims and survivors failed to speak out either due to shame, fear of repercussion and ignorance.

The situation was so dire, she says that some children were forced to watch as their mothers were being sexually assaulted.

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