Nyandarua County will fast track the setting up of a Gender Based Violence (GBV) Recovery Centre to curb the increasing number of domestic violence in the County.
The Public Service and Gender Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Rachel Shebesh, while regretting that the COVID 19 pandemic had led to a spike in GBV cases, said the setting up of the recovery centre in Nyandarua was long overdue and will come in handy to ensure victims heal and get justice.
“We are aware of what is happening in our families, women and men are being violated in their homes and we must have a safe haven for victims to run to.
Through the office of the County Commissioner, Women Representative and the Police, we have resolved to pooling resources towards this and as the ministry of Gender we will support this,” assured Mrs. Shebesh.
She urged persons in distress to call 1195 saying;”we will quickly mobilise the police and the administrators in your area to evacuate you to safety.”
The CAS urged Kenyans to tolerate one another during this time when the Country was battling COVID 19, by adopting a new normal.
Shebesh spoke on Saturday in Ol Kalau, during her visit to the county accompanied by the Nyandarua Women Representative, Faith Gitau.
Gitau, who issued a total Sh.15million as bursaries and in support of women, youths and persons living with disabilities, added that her office was determined to ensure the welfare of the residents was taken care of.
By Anne Sabuni