Court Proceedings Update of The Public Interest Litigation Case on Sexual Gender Based Violence Victims During The 2007/8 Post Election Violence

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 … Read more

Busia Gang Rape Allowed to Proceed to Court Without Further Delay

JOINT PRESS RELEASE06/02/2014 The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) jointly with the Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) and FIDA-Kenya releases this joint press statement to update the public on progress in the Busia sexual violence matter known as the ‘Justice For Liz’ case.On Monday 3rd February 2014, the aforementioned parties met … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Sexual and Gender Based Violence Petition adjourned to 25th March 2014

Petition No.122 of 2013 came up for hearing on 22nd January 2014 at The Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court. The matter was before Justice Lenaola.Despite this petition having been filed on 20th February 2013, the government and state agencies who are respondents had continuously failed to respond. It was only yesterday … Read more

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

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 … Read more

SGBV Victims File Suit Against AG, DPP, IG & Others for PEV Faqs

What is this case about? A group of individuals and civil society organizations are filing a petition in the Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court of Kenya seeking to compel the Government of Kenya to address the SGBV that occurred during the 2007/2008 post-election violence. The petitioners claim that the government failed … Read more

Suspect in Liz case charged in court

NJERI RUGENE A young man was charged in court Friday with the attack on a Busia pupil whose story has attracted global attention. (READ: ‘Stand up for Liz’ grabs West’s attention)’. But the candidate in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations was charged with causing grievous harm to the Standard Seven pupil, together with … Read more

We shall roar till Justice comes home to roost

Saida Ali So much has been said about the worst form of punishment for rape. In a small village of Tingolo in Busia County, some Administrative Police officers decided that the best they could do to punish six young men who had gang raped a 16-year-old girl was to slash grass! Liz was literally left … Read more

Nakuru activity on the Launch of 16 days of activism

All gathered at the Railway Grounds for the procession which would end at the ACK Hall where the rest of the event was to take place. The event started at around 10:30 a.m instead of the stipulated 9a.m. Nonetheless there was a lot of excitement in the air as all could not wait to begin … Read more

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