Kenyan Victims Sue Authorities Over Electoral Crimes
Last week, the High Court in Nairobi heard evidence from the first witness to testify in a civil case brought against various Kenyan state institutions in relation to the violence that hit the country six years ago.
Eight individuals – six women and two men – have accused the authorities of failing to protect civilians and of failing to prosecute the perpetrators of sexual attacks during the unrest. The complaint is against Kenya’s attorney-general, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), the police force and its oversight mechanism, and the public health authorities….
J.J. Wangui writes on the SGBV case