KNCHR: Police were main perpetrators of sexual violence during elections

KNCHR: Police were main perpetrators of sexual violence during elections
KNCHR chairperson Kagwiria Mbogori speaking during the launch of the report dubbed'Silhouttes of brutality in Nairobi

A newKenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) report claims that police were the main perpetrators of sexual violence during the general elections.

KNCHR Chairperson Kagwiria Mbogori said police were ranked at 54.5percent while civilians came second at 44.5percent.

“201 cases of sexual violence were committed during and after the 2017 general election,” she said.

Ms. Mbogori was speaking in Nairobi on Wednesday during the launch of a report dubbed ‘Silhouttes of Brutality’.

According to her, the most affected areas were informal settlements with the most affected persons being women at 96.2 percent.

Only 3.74 percent of cases reported were of male victims, she said, adding that most men are ashamed of reporting such crimes.


“The elderly were not spared either with the oldest survivor being a 70 year old woman and a 68 year old man,” she said.

The report also revealed that minors were sexually violated with the youngest survivor being a 7 year old.

Children who were caught in the violence were forced to watch as their parents were being violated, the KNCHR report adds.

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