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Police officer rapes woman for 5 hours, woman returns home only to find 3-month old baby dead

(report from The Star) http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/police-officer-rapes-woman-5-hours-woman-returns-home-only-find-3-month-old-baby-dead#sthash.pPXqRF6R.dpuf

A mother of three was on Tuesday morning allegedly raped by an officer at his police line home after she went for help over an assault case.

The 28 year old woman, whose name has been withheld, went to Kikuyu police station to fill a P3 form over an assault by a neighbour last month in Kwa Njamba village, Gitaru, leaving her three-month-old baby at home.

She said the officer, claiming to be handling an emergency, asked her to wait until 2pm yet she arrived at the station at 9am.

At 2pm, he reportedly instructed her to follow him to his house “where he claimed to have kept P3 forms.”

The woman said the officer locked her inside his house until 1am when he returned and allegedly raped her several times.

“He undressed me, raped me thrice and threatened that if I argued with him or exposed him I would know he is a police officer,” she said.

She said she left his house at 6am on Wednesday and went to check on her children but found her baby dead.

“I was shocked to find neighbours around my house, only to find my baby dead,” she said.

The circumstances under which the baby died are unclear.

The woman reported the death and the rape at the station but said the rape case was not booked.

“The OCS kicked me out of his office and locked himself inside with the officer,” she said

She said she also does not understand why the OCS directed the officer to take her baby’s body to St Teresa Hospital mortuary in Kikuyu using a private car.

The single mother who is demanding justice has appealed to IGP David Kimaiyo to intervene. She said she had not met the officer before the incident.

Kikuyu OCPD Mutune Maweu said he had “no idea” about the matter.

“I overheard it but it has not officially been brought to my attention. I will get back to you,” he told the Star on Thursday.

A senior police officer at the IG’s office who sought anonymity told the Star on Wednesday that the matter is “disgusting”.

“Kindly let the world know what that lady underwent at a police station,” the source said.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/police-officer-rapes-woman-5-hours-woman-returns-home-only-find-3-month-old-baby-dead#sthash.pPXqRF6R.dpuf

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New evidence emerges of mass rape during post-election violence in Kenya

A study by Physicians for Human Rights published today (August 29) in the peer-reviewed online publication PLOS One has found that the pattern of sexual assault perpetrated during the period following the contested 2007 presidential elections in Kenya is consistent with the patterns of mass rape documented in conflict settings elsewhere. The study provides indisputable evidence to support the claims being advanced in legal processes under way in Kenya and at the International Criminal Court: that crimes against humanity of mass rape did take place during that time.

Read article by PHR’s Karen Naimer

http://www.womenundersiegeproject.org/blog/entry/new-evidence-emerges-of-mass-rape-during-post-election-violence-in-kenya#.VBVPGyCdv5U.twitter

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Govt asked to acknowledge SGBV investigations failure

Govt asked to acknowledge SGBV investigations failure

Kenya security forces have been accused of failing to adequately investigate and document Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases during the 2007 post election violence (PEV)

(Blog post by Musa Haron)

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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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