FEATURE: Challenges facing widows in Kenya
23 June 2016, 09:15
Nairobi - Ahead of International Widows Day on Thursday, the Thomson Reuters Foundation is running a package of stories on injustices faced by widows around the globe, including property theft, sexual abuse, enslavement and allegations of witchcraft.
Juma Kalume Musunye's six grandchildren beat her until she fell to the ground crying, and then doused her in petrol, claiming she had used witchcraft to paralyse their mother's hands.(KENYA-WIDOWS/WITCHES, By Katy Migiro)
Kenyan widow Rodah Nafula Wekesa clutched her children as her late husband's brother tried to hack his way into their mud-walled home with a machete, angered by her refusal to give up her land.(KENYA-WIDOWS/LANDRIGHTS, By Katy Migiro) (Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, property rights and climate change.