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Kenyan Victims Sue Authorities Over Electoral Crimes

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

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Waki report adopted in sexual violence suit

Waki report adopted in sexual violence suit

A judge on Thursday allowed the Waki report to be part of evidence tabled by survivors who suffered sexual assault during the 2007 post-election violence via Daily Nation

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Hearing of PEV Sexual Violence case begins in Court

Hearing of PEV Sexual Violence case begins in Court

Almost six years after the 2007/2008 Post – Election Violence a case filed on behalf of victims of sexual and gender based violence arising from the violence was heard in court on 25th, March 2014.

The case was heard by Justice Isaac Lenaola in the High Court of Kenya at Nairobi.

 

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Poll Violence Victims Sue Government

Poll Violence Victims Sue Government

Some 900 victims may have faced sexual attacks during Kenya’s post-election violence in 2007. The perpetrators were never brought to justice. Some victims are now taking the government to court…

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