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Matiang’i warns chiefs against mediating in rape cases

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has warned chiefs in Wajir against mediating rape cases.

Matiang’i told the chiefs that settlement of such abuses ostensibly on cultural grounds must cease with immediate effect or they face the sack.

Matiang’i said the chiefs should neither condone such acts nor sweep them under the carpet without thorough investigations.

The CS was reacting to reports that government officials, including county commanders, chiefs and communal leaders have proposed the use of the mechanism to solve the rising cases of rape.

 

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