HEARING OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL PETITION FILED ON BEHALF OF SEXUAL GENDER BASED VIOLENCE SURVIVOR OF THE POST ELECTION VIOLENCE AT THE HIGH COURT OF KENYA BEFORE HON. JUSTICE ISAAC LENAOLA ON 22ND JANUARY 2014 AT 9AM

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Press Release  Nairobi, 21 January 2014 on Wednesday, 22 January 2014, four civil society organizations and eight individual petitioners begin their trial against the Attorney General and five other senior government officials for their failure to protect victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) during the post-election violence of 2007-8, their failure to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators, and their failure to provide reparations to the victims. The case is the first constitutional petition of its kind brought by victims of SGBV during the post-election violence, and it will be heard in the Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court of Kenya in Nairobi.