Chiefs urged to help in curbing the rising GBV cases

Chiefs urged to help in curbing the rising GBV cases

Chiefs urged to help in curbing the rising GBV cases

19th May, 2021: Public Service and Gender Chief Administrative Secretary, Hon. Rachel Shebesh has called on Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs to help curb the rising Gender-Based Violence cases by arresting the perpetrators who commit the crime within their jurisdictions.

In her address during the operationalization of the Intergovernmental Consultation Framework for Gender Steering Committee Workshop held yesterday in Trans Nzioa County, Hon. Shebesh said that GBV cases can longer be tolerated and stern action must be undertaken against the perpetrators.

“If a Chief or Assistant Chief does not become the protector of the victims and rather becomes the negotiator for the perpetrators, he or she will be prosecuted.” Hon. Shebesh said.

On his part, Trans-Nzioa County Commissioner, Mr. Sam Ojwang said that suspects should not be granted bond or cash bail until their cases are heard and determined.“For us to win this, we have to make it difficult for the offenders,” said Mr. Ojwang.

The Ministry of Public Service and Gender is in the process of strengthening the coordination mechanism of managing Gender Based Violence at the national and county level.

By Brian Were

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