Nandi women leaders led by the deputy governor Dr Yulita Mitei have asked Nandi residents to avoid solving gender based violence cases at home and instead urged to report it to authorities for the law to take its cost.
Speaking during the Koitalel Nandi Half Marathon in Nandi hills held in memory of the legendry Koitalel Samoei and also as a sensitization to end gender based violence, Mitei regretted that majority of Nandi residents don’t report the cases and instead solve them locally (Kipgaa), a situation she termed it as denying justice for the victim of such cases.
“It is unfortunate that some of the Nandi residents have resolved to tackle gender based violence at home instead of reporting them for the law to take its course which is very wrong.” She affirmed.
The deputy governor urged the residents and victims of violence to come out strongly and say No to such ugly humiliations by reporting to the right authorities.
She asked the residents to use the county toll free number of 1548 to report any case of gender based violence and avoid being lured to solve it traditionally using kangaroo courts.
By November last year, gender based violence reported cases was at 800 a situation which shows that such cases are on arise in Nandi and there is need for stern actions against the suspects or perpetrators of GBV.
Kapsabet County Referral Hospital has a rescue center for gender based violence victims which is operational and to date has served over three hundred victims of such cases.