I live in fear of my rapists

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What you need to know:

  • I9-year-old from Gatwikira,  Kibra, was accosted by a group of young men who threatened her with a knife before dragging her into an isolated house where the four gang-raped her.
  • While there have been measures to contain such incidents in the slums, challenges including proliferation of Kangaroo courts and delayed response by authorities still abound.
  • The perpetrators do not get arrested and for those who we manage to prosecute, the court cases drag for long.
  • A 12-year-old recently defiled by a 16-year-old who was considered a minor and easily got off the hook.

For *Betty Ondisa, a student at Elite Vision High School in Kibra, the late-night celebrations to usher in the New Year on December 31, 2019 presaged scars that still linger months later.

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