Gender-Based Violence cases are alarming
Sexual offenses have overtaken other crimes as the country restricts movement to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Public Service Professor Margaret Kobia says, there is too much pressure after people are forced to stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Men are expected to provide for their families while women say there is a lot of chores to attend to. There are also worries about matters education especially for the form four and class eight candidates.
Kobia says the cases reported to the gender-based violence (GBV) hotline 1195 in the month of January, February, March and April were 50, 62,106 and 160 respectively. This shows that the number has increased in April compared to other months. Women and girls remain vulnerable during this pandemic as they are confined with their abusers.