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Sexual violence in Kenya: ‘To the police, rape wasn’t a crime’ from The Guardian, 10/01/2015

Friday, October 02, 2015

In 2002 I was travelling back from work in Nairobi when I was carjacked and raped at gunpoint; I was 27.

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The police reported the incident not as a rape, but as robbery with violence. They wouldn’t speak of the rape because to them it wasn’t a crime. But it’s a huge problem in Kenya. A 2010 national survey (pdf) suggested that 32% of girls experienced sexual violence before becoming adults.

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