Nairobi OCSs receive training on GBV

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A cross- section of Police officers commanding stations popularly known as OCSs from Nairobi yesterday received training on how to handle Gender Based Violence cases at the police stations.

Plan International Area Manager Caroline Ruoro says some of the aspects of training touched on how police offiecrs should conduct interviews at the police station on victims of GBV.

Speaking to Ghetto radio News Ruoro stated that they are training officers drawn from Kibera, Mathare, Huruma and Mukuru areas.

“They taught how to interview the victims to ensure that the victims are not victimsed again. The police should be in a position to understand somebody, understand what they are going through and even be able to refer them to the necessary facilities,” said Ruoro.

According to Ruoro police officers are the first responders of Gender Based Violence hence the need to equip them with the knowledge.

The three day training will also have police officers manning gender desks trained.

 

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