Daily Nation: Justice system failing SGBV survivors

During the 2007/08 post-election violence, Ms Jacqueline Mutere, 53, was raped and from the ordeal, she conceived and gave birth to a baby girl.

Thirteen years later, she is yet to get justice.

Amid the chaos, Ms Mutere says her quest to get justice was frustrated from the onset. When she arrived at the police station to report the matter, she was told off with the officers saying they were more concerned with quelling the violence.

“I vowed never to go back to the police station again. I went to the hospital and faced the same fate. I was unable to get justice that I badly needed,” she said.

While sharing her story during a webinar titled Prosecution of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Kenya organised by International Commission of Jurist (ICJ-Kenya), Mutere said she underwent a lot of pain and trauma for three years before she could overcome the ordeal.

 

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