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Police officers raped more than 36 women during the chaos that followed the 🗓August 8 General Election, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.
The report called ‘They Were Men in Uniform: Sexual Violence against 🙅Women and Girls in Kenya’s 2017 Election’ was released yesterday.
It documented 71 victims; 68 women and 3⃣ men. HRW faulted the government for failing to prevent election-related sexual violence. It also said case presented to the government was not properly investigated🔍 the state failed to hold attackers accountable.
There were also no measures to ensure survivors have access to comprehensive, quality and timely post-rape care. “The impact of sexual violence on survivors is 😣devastating,” HRW senior rights researcher Agnes Odhiambo said.
“Almost all women and girls we spoke to suffered physical harm🏥 and profound mental trauma. They feared their attackers may never be held accountable,” Odhiambo added. The victims were recorded and 🎤interviewed in Mathare, Dandora and Kibera, in Nairobi. Some were recorded in Kisumu and Bungoma.
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