Win for Kenyan Women on Sexual Violence During 2007 Poll
In a landmark judgment, the High Court has ruled that the government failed to effectively investigate and prosecute sexual crimes from the 2007-2008 post-election violence and issued monetary awards to four petitioners. The landmark ruling came after eight survivors, backed by human rights groups, filed a lawsuit in 2013 seeking accountability from authorities and redress for their suffering. Awarding damages to four women survivors, High Court Judge Weldon Korir said authorities had failed to conduct "independent and effective investigations and prosecutions" of sexual violence during the post-election unrest.
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