• Six years and Counting

    Author: covaw Category: SGBV PIL Petition 122/2013 , No Comments

    by Dr. Joan Nyanyuki Six years on from being gang raped and beaten in front of her husband and four-year-old child during Kenya’s post-election violence, Nancy is still awaiting justice. If it were left to Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko, she would never see it. Last month Mr Tobiko announced that his office could bring no cases related to the 2007-8 atrocities before a new “International Crimes Division” within Kenya’s High Court. Nancy is not taking no for an answer. Today (March 25) she and other survivors of sexual and gender-based violence are in a Nairobi courtroom, suing Mr Tobiko and other senior government officials for numerous failings, including the failure to investigate and prosecute their cases and thousands of others.

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  • Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

    Author: covaw Category: SGBV PIL Petition 122/2013 , No Comments

    by Dr. Joan Nyanyuki When the hearing of the Case filed in the High court of Nairobi by the sexual violence victims of the post-election violence resumed for the third time, the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions requested the court for an adjournment of the case. It was their turn to cross examine the first expert witness on the stand.

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  • Why Mr. President?

    Author: covaw Category: SGBV PIL Petition 122/2013 , No Comments

    We all know that the government failed to protect its citizens from mass atrocities during the 2007/2008 post-election violence. The government, we have heard, compensated and/or rebuilt the houses of many who were displaced.  This is as it should be; the government should act publicly and appropriately to provide redress for survivors of human rights violations.

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  • COURT CASE FOR SEXUAL GENDER BASED VIOLENCE DURING POST ELECTION VIOLENCE CONTINUES ON WEDNESDAY 23-25TH APRIL BEFORE JUSTICE ISAAK LENAOLA AT THE HIGH COURT OF KENYA, MILIMANI AT 9AM

    Author: covaw Category: SGBV PIL Petition 122/2013 , No Comments

    PRESS RELEASE 22nd April 2014 A PETITION seeking to compel the government to address cases of sexual violence committed during the 2007/2008 Post Election mayhem, resumes on April 23, 2014 at the Constitutional and Human Rights Division, presided over by Justice Isaac Lenaola. The Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Petition No. 122 of 2013, was filed by a consortium of Civil Society Organizations and eight survivors of sexual and gender based violence.

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  • COURT PROCEEDINGS UPDATE OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION CASE ON SEXUAL GENDER BASED VIOLENCE VICTIMS DURING THE 2007/8 POST ELECTION VIOLENCE

    Author: covaw Category: SGBV PIL Petition 122/2013 , No Comments

    UPDATE 17th April 2014 The public Interest litigation case which seeks justice for sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) victims of the 2007/2008 post-election violence (PEV) has lined its first witness before the High Court of Kenya. Patricia Nyaundi, a secretariat for the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights, ably examined by lawyer  Kethi Kilonzo, talked the court through the prevalence of SGBV during the PEV and the government’s poor response in treatment of victims both during the PEV and in the years that followed.

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