Police party to sexual offences in 2008 PEV, court told
26 March 2014, 12:22
Nairobi - Police took part in sexual offences on both women and men in the 2008 Post Election violence, a court has been told.
Former Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC)
boss Patricia Nyaundi moved a court when she described how police officers and
civilians sexually abused women and men during the Post-Election Violence (PEV)
Nyaundi was the first witness to testify in an open court
in suit filed by victims of sexual and gender based violence during the PEV,
who are seeking compensation from government.
Six women and two men will testify but their identities,
medical records and documentary evidence will be protected and kept sealed in
court to avoid further trauma and stigmatisation.
The coalition on Violence against Women, Independent
Medico-Legal Unit, International Commission of Jurists, Kenya Chapter and
Physicians for Human Rights have sued on behalf of the victims the Attorney
Others listed in the suit as respondents are Independent
Policing Oversight Authority, Inspector General of the National Police Service,
Ministers for Medical Services and Public Health.
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