Friday, November 01, 2013

Kenyans protest police apathy to sex vioence

Hundreds of protesters in Kenya demanded justice for a teenager who was gang-raped.A petition signed by 1.2 million people calls for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the alleged rapists. 
The 16-year-old was gang-raped and then thrown in a pit latrine breaking her back.
The three men accused of gang-raping her were ordered by police to cut grass as punishment. The girl, referred to as Liz to protect her identity, was attacked and repeatedly raped after returning from a grandfather's funeral in a village in Busia in western Kenya. Her unconscious body was thrown into a pit latrine and she is now in a wheelchair.When she was rescued she said she had been attacked by a gang of six men, but she could only identify three of them. They were then detained by villagers and taken to the police, who chose not to officially prosecute them. Instead they ordered them to cut grass around a police station in Busia, near Lake Victoria.

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