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TV presenter talks about her rape ordeal

16 April 2015, 16:37 Eugene Odanga

Nairobi - Former Youth TV presenter Elizabeth Irungu has come out on social media to narrate her near rape experience. She joins the growing list of Kenyan personalities with such cases, from former presenter Eve D’souza, Radio host Adelle Onyango to musician Habida.

These celebrities coming out with their stories has sparked a revolution among women in the country, who have for a long time had to live in silence.


Elizabeth narrates this ordeal in detail, giving her fans and friends a glimpse into her experience. The man who tried to rape her was apprehended and prosecuted for his actions. She acknowledges that she was lucky to survive and asked those who have gone through similar experiences and might not have been as lucky as her to speak up.


She wrote “I URGE ALL RAPE VICTIMS AND ATTEMPTED RAPE TO SPEAK UP. Those sheikhs counseled me & told me it is not something to be embarrased about coz it was not my fault at all. He was just a bad evil person who did not fear God. So speak up ladies! Usiogope kuenda ku-report mtu (don’t be afraid to go report).

Hakuna haya yoyote (there is no shame)! JUST REPORT! TELL SOMEONE, parent, friend, pastor, sheikh, neighbour, your brother, your siz. DO NOT SUFFER ALONE! TALK!"

Read through the her entire post by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.sweetie/posts/801438729951694

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