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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 government care.

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