Daily Archives: May 19, 2016

Witness Tells Kenyan Court that Mental Health of People Displaced from their Homes Remains Fragile Years after Post-Election Violence

A psychologist told the Kenyan High Court that people displaced from their homes during the violence that followed the December 2007 presidential election continue to experience general anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder years later.

Dinah Kituyi, a counseling psychologist, shared her conclusions during an April 21 hearing into a petition filed by 25 individuals displaced from their homes (IDPs) between December 2007 and February 2008.

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Witness Tells Kenyan Court that Mental Health of People Displaced from their Homes Remains Fragile Years after Post-Election Violence

How media covered PEV sexual violence survivors’ briefing

Journalists from local and international media houses covered a press conference by survivors of post-election sexual violence at the High Court in Nairobi on Wednesday. Watch the coverage here:

SABC News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5A4DjmATvg
KTN News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5su5zIRDM-M
NTV News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmyvclT8Cb4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPE1tVSZAiA

In Kenyan Court, Witnesses Say Post-Election Violence Victims Remain Traumatized

Two witnesses told the High Court of Kenya that victims of sexual and gender-based violence remained traumatized from the abuse they suffered during the violence that followed the December 2007 presidential election.

On Thursday, April 14, the witnesses testified before High Court Judge Issac Lenaola…

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In Kenyan Court, Witnesses Say Post-Election Violence Victims Remain Traumatized

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Sexual violence survivors want truth behind post-election chaos

Survivors of the post-election sexual violence want the State to publicly acknowledge them, initiate credible investigations, prosecute perpetrators and hasten the process of reparations.

In a statement read by one of the survivors at the precincts of the High Court in Nairobi on Wednesday, they also want the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation report implemented. Here is the full statement in audioand in text:Survivors Statement 13.04.16 – Final.pdf.

Local and international media houses covered the event.

http://www.jfjustice.net/en/victims-voices/sexual-violence-survivors-want-truth-behind-post-election-chaos

We carry scars that won’t heal, say PEV sexual violence survivors

Dozens of women raped during the post-election violence still need counseling eight years on.

To date, few of the survivors have received the comprehensive psycho social support required to put back their lives together. “Our lives are still at a standstill,” Clarisse Akinyi, a survivor of rape in Mathare slums told JFJustice. Akinyi was among 50 survivors in court last week during the hearing of a case filed by eight sexual violence survivors.

During the hearing, two expert witnesses told the court… (read more)

http://www.jfjustice.net/en/victims-voices/we-carry-scars-that-wona-t-heal-say-pev-sexual-violence-survivors