Kakamega County women representative has called for establishment of a Gender Based Violence (GBV) centre to cater for victims in the area.
The women rep, Elsie Muhanda decried child abuse which she noted had escalated, noting that relatives were to blame for most pregnancy cases of children in the county.
Muhanda was speaking at Albertos Primary School where a girl, recently abused by her father in Shinyalu sub-county, was admitted to proceed with education.
The school, run by Divine Providence Sisters of the Catholic Church, received a cheque for the girls’ fees from the women rep.
Flanked by the County Executive Member (CEM) of Health, Raechel Okumu, the legislator called on chiefs to ensure that there were no kangaroo courts for gender based violence.
She advised the populace to press for the arrest and prosecution of all those culpable of child abuse.
The CEM pledged to ensure that the county government had a budget to effectively address gender based violence cases which had escalated in the area in the recent past.
By Bantaleo Muhindi