Over 80 Children Defilement Cases Filed In Uasin Gishu Last Year

by Eagle Reporter

Over 80 children were defiled in Uasin Gishu County last year.

Data from the Ministry of Labor and Social Services and the Directorate of Children’s Services shows that girls topped the list in the county.

Soy Sub-county director of Children Service Diana Komen revealed that between 2021 and 2022, a total of 84 children were sexually abused.

“As the Directorate of Children Services in Uasin Gishu, we received 84 cases of child abuse that are of sexual offenses. Physical violence stood at 69 cases reported in the year 2021/2022,” Komen said.

She also revealed that in January and February, this year already recorded more than 50 cases of violence against children including physical and sexual abuse.

Komen says every day a child is abused either sexually or physically.

The Association of Social Workers, Uasin Gishu county, said defilement and other forms of sexual abuse are on the rise in the region.

However, Margret Saisi, a social worker, said due to poor investigations, the majority of defilement cases are not prosecuted well.

“It is unfortunate that the majority of our girls are being subjected to various forms of sexual abuse. Children who are sexually violated hardly get justice due to poor investigations,” Saisi said.

It was revealed that many cases of child defilement go unreported.

“We are appealing to members of society to help us fight child abuse by reporting these cases to our officers. Call our toll-free number 116 or visit the nearest police station in your respective areas.”

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