MP set to table Victims Bill
09 December 2011, 16:10
A nominated legislator plans to table a Bill in Parliament to
protect and encourage victims of crimes to report their assailants.
In a draft law authored by
Millie Odhiambo, the government would be compelled to protect and
finance victims who would otherwise be reluctant to report to the police
because they might be targeted again or because of the costs involved
in pursuing justice.
The Bill seeks to introduce the
right to immediate physical protection and medical attention the
assaulted whether the person is able to pay or not. Through what she
calls the Victims Protection Trust Fund, victims would be put under
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