Kenya: Demostrators Nationwide Condemn Gender Violence
Saturday, January 27, 2024 1:20 PM

Large demonstrations have been held in cities across Kenya, with participants condemning widespread sexual violence against women and calling for the government to declare an emergency and create a crime of femicide.  A national survey in 2022 suggests that one-third of women in Kenya are victims of violence, and the group Amnesty International has documented over 500 cases of femicide in Kenya beween 2016 and 2023.

Compiled from: Mercy Juma and Anthony Irungu, ":Kenya Femicide: Hundreds protest at violence against women," BBCJan. 27, 2024.