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County to work closely with security officers to ensure defilement suspects are brought to book.

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Gender activist s protest against defilement cases which have been in the rise in Kisii county .

Seeds of Hope executive and a GBV activist Ruth Manoti leading protests a against defilement cases which are in the rise in Kisii county [photo Courtesy ]

By Gusii star .

KISII KENYA 07 APRIL 2021…………….Kisii Governor James Ongwae has directed department of Administration to work closely with security officers to ensure that all defilement and rape cases are reported and perpetrators brought to book.

He also said that sensitization campaign among the residents of the county will be undertaken, with a view to eliminate defilement cases and all forms of gender based violence.

In his statements sent to news room , Ongwae noted that he was saddened and deeply disturbed to hear about an incident whereby a six-year old girl was reportedly defiled by her step father in Kenyoro village within Marani Sub County.

The little girl was rescued by villagers and rushed to Marani Level Five Hospital and referred to the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH).

Upon examination, doctors at the KTRH established that she suffered perineal tears and immediately conducted a successful surgery to repair her reproductive parts.

The child is still admitted at the facility in a stable condition as the Govenor said that h will undertaken to cover all medical expenses for the minor until she fully recovers..

“I am informed that security officers have launched a manhunt for the suspect and I call on members of the public to volunteer information that will lead to his arrest,so that he faces the full force of the law.” Said Governor Ongwae

Unfortunately, reports indicate that such cases are becoming common in Marani Sub County. To worsen the situation, some families conceal such acts ostensibly ‘to safe marriages.’

The governor further directed that the child will not be released to the parents, instead she will be handed over to the Children’s department that in collaboration with the Social Protection unit.