International and Local Organisations Challenge the DPP that there is sufficient evidence to lay charges of gang rape and that 16 year old Liz is entitled to her day in Court

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Press Release
31 January 2014 International and Local Organisations Challenge the DPP that there is sufficient evidence to lay charges of gang rape and that 16 year old Liz is entitled to her day in Court. Today INGOs and local organisations called on the head of the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to reconsider its position that they will not allow Liz, the 16 year old gang rape victim from Busia, to have her allegations determined by a Court. The DPP released a press statement on this matter stating that currently no gang rape or assault charges would be laid against six suspects, despite evidence of serious trauma suffered by Liz. To date, only one suspect was held in remand on a holding charge of assault causing grievous bodily harm, but was shortly released on bail of Ksh 15,000 (approximately $175 USD). The other five remain at liberty with no charges laid against them. Now it appears that they will face no charges at all.