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Domestic violence rise after the stay at home directive

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Dr. Mercy Mwangangi
Domestic violence perpetrators set to face the law

Domestic Violence On A Sharp Rise

The health ministry has reported an increase in domestic violence cases as after enforcing movement restrictions that have seen people stay at home in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.

Health Chief Administration Secretary Dr Mercy Mwangangi has cautioned that tough action will be taken against perpetrators.

Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi

“We want to remind everyone that the law has not been suspended and that it will catch up with those who mete violence on others during this period,” she said.

The CAS added that the Gender Violence Recovery Centre (GVRC) and the National Council on Administration of Justice (NCAJ) have recorded an increase in cases of domestic, gender-based and sexual violence perpetrated by close relatives and guardians.

The CAS, who was giving the daily update on coronavirus in the country on Tuesday, asked Kenyans to focus on fighting the virus and to handle disputes within the civil structures and devoid of violence.

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