23 Year Old Man Defiles Old Women Aged Over 80

East African Standard Wednesday, May 23 2012

A village in Kinangop, Nyandarua County is in shock after a middle-aged man defiled two grannies aged over 80 years in one night. The 23-year-old labourer escaped lynching by a whisker moments after the abuse in Karandi village in Njabini area.  In what appeared to be a horror, the suspect attacked the grannies aged 84 and 86 years old as they slept sexually abusing them for hours.

And as fate would have it, the suspect who was under the influence alcohol slept in one of the victims house where he was found naked. Drama started when the labourer who has since been arrested raided the home of the 84-year-old woman. According to a relative Hannah Njambi, the suspect broke into the house at around 12am and entered through the window. “The granny heard commotion and tried to enquire who was in the house but she was held by the throat and pulled out of the bed,”

Njambi narrated how the granny was sexually abused before she managed to scream and relatives respond to the distress call. The accused escaped using the cover of darkness to a nearby home where he again broke the room and found the 86-year-old asleep. He again took over three hours abusing the granny before falling asleep.

According to a witness Bernard Theuri, the granny informed the relatives who cornered the suspect seriously beating him before police arrived. “We are made to understand that the suspect smokes bhang and maybe this is the reason as to why he committed the act,” The superintendent in charge of Naivasha district hospital Dr Joseph Mburu, where the duo were brought for treatment, termed their condition as stable.

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Man Prostitutes 10 Year Old Boys

The Citizen Saturday, 17 March 2012

A 10-year-old boy shook when asked about being prostituted to two other men by an adoptive father who regularly had sex with him, according to police, who said the boy was fearful of talking because he didn’t want to be taken from his home or separated from his new siblings.

The adoptive father has been charged with raping three boys in his care and compelling prostitution by hiring the 10-year-old out for sex. He and two other men remained in jail on rape charges.
Federal and local law enforcement officials said they’re widening the investigation into child sexual exploitation allegations against the father, who worked out of his home as an insurance claims adjuster. His name is being withheld to protect the children’s identities.

Troy police said they impounded the father’s truck and seized four laptops from the home and a video camera and two wooden paddles from the master bedroom.

School officials said the man had recently withdrawn the three adopted children from school, saying he would home school them. A neighbour said he had no idea anything lurid might be going on in the home.

“You don’t know what goes on inside people’s homes,” said neighbour Ed Rogers, who had lived across the street from the man the past five years in a neighborhood lined with single-story ranch homes, typical in this working class city of 25,000 people about 20 miles north of Dayton. “I’ll never look at that house the same way again. I’ll just look at it with sickness.”

The man at the center of the investigation is a longtime Troy resident who had been involved in a local youth basketball programme. Police Capt. Chris Anderson said police so far haven’t found any signs of any inappropriate behavior with other children, even as calls poured in from worried parents.

“Shock and disbelief,” Anderson said of the community’s reaction.
Rogers and his wife, Sherry, said the man was something of a loner but would chit-chat when out mowing his lawn or when the kids were playing outside. Sherry Rogers recalled the day that his blinds were usually drawn shut at his home, a few blocks from an elementary school.

Police said they hadn’t found any records of past criminal charges against the man. He had adopted three children, including a 9-year-old girl, and was in the processing of adopting the fourth who lived with him.

The children came from Texas, where state officials said Thursday they have been reviewing their records but had found nothing out of the ordinary or outside of procedures, which include background checks, and parental training.
“We’re sick about the results, but it’s not that the process was not followed,” said Patrick Crimmins, spokesman for the Texas family services agency. “This appears to be a tragic but isolated incident.”

Ohio children’s services officials said they were also reviewing the adoptions, handled through a private agency certified by the state. Ohio spokesman Ben Johnson said the adoptive father was first certified as a foster parent in Miami County in 2005. He said Ohio and Texas officials were in communication about the case.

The case comes as Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Attorney General Mike DeWine have made investigating human trafficking and exploitation of minors a priority. “This is a horrible situation,” DeWine said. “It’s always shocking whenever you have children who are abused, and when children are sexually abused … this is so reprehensible.”

An undercover detective in Franklin County, part of a state task force, talked online with the adoptive father, who said he would arrange sex with a 10-year-old boy, Troy police said. He had been led to the adoptive father by another man who had posted a Craigslist ad wanting “taboo” sex, police said.

The adoptive father was going to meet the undercover detective at a McDonald’s in a nearby city, but police moved in two days before the scheduled meeting, according to records. They confronted the man with text messages and online communications about arranging sex with the boy, police said in a case report filed in court.

Federal and state prosecutors and investigators and police from three Ohio cities were meeting to discuss how to proceed. The FBI said it was pursuing federal sexual exploitation charges.(Agencies)

Stiffer Laws Called for Against Rapists

From Nation 17th May 2012

Women MPs on Thursday called on the government to put in place stringent measures to safeguard women against rape and domestic violence.

Nominated MP Rachel Shebesh said at the launch of the international campaign to stop rape and gender violence in Nairobi that Kenya Women Parliamentarians Association was working to ensure laws against rape were fully implemented.

She said the fight against the vices would only succeed if the Judiciary acted on pending cases promptly and imposed heavy penalties.

The director of the Greenbelt Movement, the organisers of the event, Prof Njoroge Karanja, called on the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Keriako Tobiko, to ensure that 4,500 rape cases filed during the 2007/08 post-election violence were prosecuted.

“A taskforce is already at work to establish whether the law against rape is being observed because the implementation on ground has been a major issue,” he said.

This comes after the Economic Survey 2012 revealed that defilement and rape topped the category of offences last year.

According to the survey report released on Tuesday, 3,352 cases of defilement and 1,051 rape cases were reported last year, a 19.4 per cent and 50.4 per cent increase, respectively, compared to 2010.

A walk against rape will be flagged off this morning at the Freedom Corner, in Nairobi’s Uhuru Park.

Sex slavery for East African women despite 50 years of independence

Story in the East African of 6th May 2012 by Joachim Buwembo

So, when are we going to get serious about the trafficking of girls from East Africa? Recent reports indicate that 600 young Ugandan ladies who were lured to Iraq with promises of jobs like working in supermarkets are now unaccounted for. And who is so naïve as to imagine that so many black women who cannot speak Arabic just merged into the crowd like they would in America?

And if the less exposed Uganda can supply 600 sex slaves to just one country, what about Kenya and Tanzania, which have greater exposure to foreign “opportunities”? What about Rwanda, where most girls have features that are supposedly marketable out there?

We are seeing more media reports of girls being lured to places like Malaysia for “good” jobs and the minute they touch down in the promised land, the traffickers confiscate their passports and start them on a life of slavery until they become too weak and their captors kill them off. Some bodies have been brought back home with unbelievable signs of torture. The question is, which government departments are supposed to stop innocent girls being lured into sex slavery and eventual, accelerated death?

When HIV/Aids struck, it was the ministries of health that had to set up programmes to combat the epidemic. And things worked well until donor cash started coming in and the programmes became a sham, but awareness had been created on how to avoid infection and treat the infected. Now who is going to create awareness that job offers abroad can lead to slavery and death? If we wait for donor projects to fight trafficking, the vultures will do what they have done to the HIV/Aids money.

What I find most painful is that most girls who get trafficked are promised jobs paying salaries of $500 per month. This is money that someone can earn at home in the agriculture sector if they are just shown the right thing to do. For a poor woman to sell all she has and borrow from relatives to purchase a ticket that leads her to the most horrible things being done to her and then death, all in search of $500 — such things should not happen to nations that have been independent for 50 years. All the victims were born after Independence, only to end up in foreign slavery.
At least if the girls were being lured to Europe and America, they would have recourse to the law if their employers turned out to be traffickers. But when one is lured to a part of the world where a black person is accorded the same or less dignity than a dog, the chances of escaping slavery are nearly nil.

Stories have been published of women who have painfully left their children home to go and work “for a couple of years and return to invest,” only to end up in the worst form of slavery. Maybe I am ignorant but I am not aware of government programmes in this region that have made every girl aware of the dangers of pursuing job offers in “promising” new destinations outside the traditional ones — America and Western Europe. The least the governments can do is create awareness ,so that if some girls still take up the poisoned offers, they do so aware of the risks.

Joachim Buwembo is a Knight International fellow for development journalism. E-mail: buwembo@gmail.com

Pregnant Wife Catches Husband Having Sex with a 10 Years Old

Original story here

A Pregnant housewife, Mrs Flora Ereba has handed her husband to the police in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, when she allegedly caught him having sex with a 10-year old hawker on their matrimonial bed.

The 37-year old, Michael Ereba was allegedly caught by his pregnant wife, Flora while he was having sex with the little girl at their house at Jakande Estate, Ajah area, Lekki, Lagos.

Nigerianeye’s Investigations revealed that the couple married eight years ago and had three children.

The victim told the police that she was hawking snacks in the estate when Michael called her under the pretence of buying snacks from her.

She narrated that when he went to his house, he dragged her inside his bedroom and tore her pant and started having sex with her forcefully.

She said while she was struggling to free herself from Michael, his wife who had gone out came back and met them in the act.

She said his wife raised an alarm and scolded her husband. Instead of Michael pleading with his wife, he started beating her.

His wife alerted her neighbours who contacted the police. And he was arrested. Michael is now facing a charge of rape at a Family Court in Surulere, Lagos. When he was arraigned, he pleaded not guilty.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Daudu granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The matter was adjourned till 7 June 2012.

He was however remanded in prison custody at Ikoyi, Lagos because he could not fulfil his bail conditions.

Cruel Story of Human Trafficking of a Kenyan Girl in Lebanon

Video Source: KBC April 1st 2012

The young Victoria Wambui was trafficked to Lebanon last year in June. While there, she passed through horrendous experiences. Victoria’s mother  is suffering from stroke, hence when the chance appeared to get a job presented itself, Victoria embraced it with the hope that she will find resources to help her mother.

While in Lebanon, she was not paid for her first two months;  as this money was paid to the Lebanese agents. She had not been informed of this earlier. She was being beaten with heavy electric wires. Her legs as a result started swelling and oozing water. She was on various occasions denied food. At one time she was strangled until she passed out.

Well, what Victoria passed through was such inhuman. We just ask ourselves, which person would treat another person like this? For sure Middle East governments should act too against their own citizens who have little humanity in their hearts. On the other hand, where are the civil societies in these countries to speak for these “poor slaves“??

Conference on Gender Based Violence

Kenyatta University in collaboration with the Liverpool VCT will be hosting the Conference on Gender Based Violence on the 1st to the 5th of August 2012. The conference will address four important  themes. The first theme is the structural issues which recognizes that the genesis of GBV resides in underlying norms and value systems which make it both necessary and legitimate thus subverting prevention and response efforts.  The second theme is Governance, policy and legislation which seeks to locate GBV within the national and state context and help to  identify the primary level of responsibility and obligations that illustrate responsiveness. The third issue is about research which underscores the paucity of research in the area and lastly the fouth theme is about practice which will focus on innovative and tailor made interventions. The information about the conference is found here while the info about the thematic areas is found here.

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