7 January 2013

Kenya: Reduce Evidence Required for Defilement

You will not be subject to a fine or a jail sentence for providing evidence against sexual perpetrators. Gender and Equality Commission Chairperson Winfred Lichuma says minors and witnesses to sexual offenses should be educated that the clause in the Sexual Offenses Act that made people fear coming out has been removed and you are now free to make complaints or report cases of defilement.

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