Kenya needs strict policies and programs set up to end sexual and gender-based violence.
It is 27th January 2020, and we have 17 media reported deaths of women, 2 children and there have been 7 men losing their lives.
Gender-based violence is on a spike, and it is scary.
In 2017, Mustafa, a serial killer, through bail, got the opportunity to kill 2 more women before he was arrested. We remember Emma Wanyotta and Nancy, from Moi's bridge who died in the hands of their stalker Mustafa, a man that should have been in remand while awaiting trial.
We demand the following:
- Implementation of section 40C of the Sexual Offences Act and making sure that relevant stakeholders campaigning to end SGBV are consulted in the enforcement.
- No bail for murder suspect/ rapists.
- A database for convicted sexual offenders.
- Allocation of funds towards implementing Section 40B of Sexual Offences Act.
- A forensic audit on our judicial court performances when it comes to sexual and gender-based violence cases, compiling an accurate statistical database to uncover the reason for lack of delivery in our courts.
- Shorter court cases for rape and murder cases.
- Having mentorship programs for boys schools - we have a recommendation of the Kenyan men against violence program that our male volunteers are to implement and it can be practiced in all schools and the No means No Worldwide campaign. The countries that have introduced this program have shown up to a 50% reduction in rape and a 46% decline in female school dropout rates due to pregnancy. Furthermore, there has been a 74% increase in intervention from bystanders where bullying was witnessed.
- Set up sex offenses court and this is also accompanied by SGBV trained policemen that will handle SGBV reports with the sensitivity and care they deserve.