The woman holding her defiled daughter

Eldoret Woman Crying For Justice after 6-Year-Old Daughter Was Defiled By Uncle

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A woman from Soy Sub County in Uasin Gishu is crying for justice for her 6-year-old daughter who was defiled by her uncle in 2020.

The woman laments that despite several months of seeking arrest and prosecution of the uncle, who has since gone into hiding, police are yet to act on the matter.

It is also feared that there are efforts by some family members to derail the case.

According to the woman, the girl was defiled at the time she was staying with her mother in a rural village during the Covid-19 pandemic period.

I took my daughter to stay with my mother during the Covid-19 period. My mom requested that she stays with her because I had also paralyzed one hand,” narrated the woman.

The woman holding her defiled daughter

But it was during her stay at the grandmother’s place that the uncle took advantage of the minor, defiling and sodomizing her.

My mother knew about the incident but never told me. My child has a discharge on her private parts and it was not until I took her to a hospital that I realized the inhuman act she was subjected to,” narrated the tearful woman.

The uncle was allowed to escape to Kitengela where he lives in his brother’s house,” she added.

The brother is currently in the United Kingdom.

But even with ongoing treatment for the child that is expensive for the single mother, the daughter is yet to be healed, and medical expenses are proving too costly.

Child rights

She is now challenging relevant authorities to ensure justice is served and asking well-wishers to support her in medical bills.

The whole family has sidelined me. My brother who is in the UK and the other one in National Intelligence Service (NIS) who would have helped me is now working against the child’s justice. My sister who would have helped me has no means,” said the woman.

Joseph Sawe from the Child Care Legal Aid Clinic in Eldoret joined the woman in demanding justice.

Joseph Sawe, the Child Rights Care Legal Clinic in Eldoret

Sawe notes that the case has taken far too long, and that police should act with speed.

We demand that the suspect is arrested and brought to the police station where the case was reported. Government, police, office of DCI, and Inspector General of Police should intervene so that the suspect is arrested and charged for justice to be served,” said the Child Right activist.

Uasin Gishu County Police Commander Ayub Kitonga Ali says they have already sent a report to Kitengela where the suspect is alleged to be hiding so that he can be arrested.

This family will get their rightful share of justice and the matter will be followed to the later,” assured the County police boss.

Uasin Gishu County Police Commander Ayub Ali

But even as police trace the suspect who is at large, the woman will for now continue taking care of her daughter who is forced to use diapers, in hope that one-day justice will be served.

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