Usikimye: Haven of peace that is offering victims of marital violence fresh start 

Njeri Migwi

Usikimye co-founder Njeri Migwi (in red) with a GBV survivor at one of their safe houses. 

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What you need to know:

  • Usikimye borrows from a Kiswahili word that translates to “don’t be silent”.
  • Usikimye runs safe houses spread across three towns — Thika, Kiambu and Nairobi

The safe house is a beehive of activity when we arrive. Some women are learning to sew, others are washing dishes, while the rest are nursing babies.


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