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Gender rights activist at the Coast warns of increase of rape cases

20 June 2016, 20:55 Gabriel Ngallah

Nairobi - Gender and children rights at the Coast have raised red flag over increasing rape and sodomy cases in the region.

The activists drawn from various Non - government and Gender rights organization at the Coast have said that rape cases especially in Taita taveta, Mombasa and Kwale Counties are on the rise and a solution must be found.

Speaking at Haki Africa offices in Mombasa on Saturday, Haki Africa’s Gender and children rights officer Salma Hemed said that the organization receives atleast two cases per week of rape or sodomy mostly reported from the three counties at the Coast.

“Last year we would receive a single case in two weeks or even a month but to our surprise a week cannot pass without as recording two or three sexually abuse cases among children nowadays, these figures are very worrying” added Salma.

The Coastal gender and children rights Champion said that it pains most when other parents in interior places do not even know where to report such cases and the victims of such violation remain suffering both physically and psychologically.

“Remember the two to three cases we receive are those which the parents have taken the initiative to report, what about those which go unreported? posed Mrs. Hemed.

She has disclosed that the Human rights lobby Haki Africa, is working on a plan to visit the three Counties, Taita taveta, Mombasa and Kwale to meet with locals especially human rights activists, parents, teachers and police officer in  a fact finding mission on the cause of such rape cases rise.

“After the Holy month of Ramadan that is towards the end of July, we will embark on a serious research to unleash the main cause of this Community setback matter” said the Gender and Children’s rights activist at the Coast.

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