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National Government Affirmative Action Fund chairperson decries rising cases of defilement in Makueni

National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) Chairperson Regina Ndambuki has decried the rising number of defilement cases in Makueni County.

Ms. Ndambuki described the trend of sexual abuse among young girls as worrying and called on stakeholders to collaborate and protect girls against such abuse.

Speaking in Mukuyuni during the International Women’s Day celebrations, the NGAAF chairperson castigated the police for what she termed as laxity in dealing with sexual related cases.

She noted that such cases ought to be dispensed expeditiously to deliver justice to the victims.

“It is unfortunate that the police do not take the cases seriously with instances of victims being sexually abused while in police custody,” noted Ms. Ndambuki.

She also hit out at parents who give out their young girls for domestic work hence predisposing them to sexual abuse. “Legal action should be taken against such parents,” added Ms. Ndambuki.

The NGAAF chairperson urged women to respect their husbands and challenged men to provide for their families.

Speaking at the same event, Makueni Women Representative Rose Museo said perpetrators of sexual violence should be dealt with accordingly to curb the vice that has been on the rise in Makueni.

Speaking during a similar event at the Kenya Medical Training Institute grounds at Wote, Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau called for an end to gender based violence saying it was an impediment towards achieving gender equity.

By Roselyne Kavoo

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