Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sexual Violence Survivors Await Justice Nine Months On

By Joyce Chimbi (African Women and Child Feature Service)

"The report by Waki Commission is unprecedented in many ways, in that for the first time in Kenyan history; sexual crimes have not only been acknowledged but also given the prominence that they deserve.

The report makes grave revelations regarding sexual crimes by indicating that they were “under-reported, under-investigated and insufficiently addressed.”

In addition, the report expresses serious concerns regarding the lack of interest by the police, not only to prevent sexual crimes but also to prevent them..."

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