Defilement on the rise in Kisumu


A total of 1,208 cases of child defilement have been reported in Kisumu County in the last four months according to civil society organizations.

The organizations, Transform Empowerment for action initiative (TEAM) and HAKI Africa expressed their disappointment over the deteriorating state of human rights in the county.

Maureen Kemunto from TEAM stated that cases of defilement are on the rise.

Kemunto stated that out of the reported cases of child defilement, a total of five were disabled children.

Addressing a press conference in Kisumu, the organizations stated that insecurity within the county also continue to pose significant hindrance on sustainable development.

HAKI Africa Rapid Response Officer Francis Auma says so many people were killed and others injured due to police brutality.

Auma says up to date nothing has been done to ensure that the victims are compensated.

He said they want the Security parliamentary committee to visit the county to certain the number of people killed and those affected during the post election chaos so that they can be compensated.





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