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Police, Judicial Officers Impediment In Prosecution Of GBV Cases-Lobby Group Says

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The police and Judicial officers are now on spot over delays in justice system for defilement cases in Kibra Constituency.

Nubians Rights Forum has accused the police of protecting the sexual offenders and destroying evidences.

Nubians Rights Forum Executive Director Ali Hussein has accused some police officers of being a major impediment in the prosecution of defilement cases.

“The reasons why we have this problem is that most of our police officers are not determined to ensure justice is done they collude with perpetrators and in some instances they collect bribes and destroy evidence…it  starts from police officers up to court where judicial officers are also compromised..” he said.

He further asked chief justice Martha Koome to have a clear structure and policy on how to deal with gender based violence cases.

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“Justice delayed is justice denied we want to ask her to come up with clear policies and time frame for all gender based violence cases because they are dragging too much ….like the latest judgment in a case that involved defilement of a 14 year old child happened on 2016 and it was concluded Friday last week … something must be done,” he added.

On Friday Kibra Principal Magistrate  Derrick Kuto slapped Henry Atwon’go Opati  with 20 years jail term after he was found guilty in a case where he was  accused of defiling a 14 year old girl at  Silanga area Kibra.

Kuto termed the act as barbaric and that he was satisfied with evidenced adduced by the prosecution side.

“He covered my mouth with a cloth and he defiled me. I felt a lot of pain and he also touched my breasts on several occasions, he told me he wanted me to stay with him in his house and be like his wife  ,” she told court.

By Allan Otieno

VIDEO OF THE DAY; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsEZXtqFItk

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