Kenyan girls win landmark rape case against police

“Kenyan police must properly investigate and prosecute rape cases, a court has ruled after a landmark case involving 240 child rape victims, some as young as three, which could have ramifications in other countries.

Police who turn a blind eye to rape complaints could now risk arrest, fines and/or imprisonment, a lawyer for the girls said.

“It is a huge victory for the individual girls and for girls across Kenya and, I would say, Africa,” their lawyer Fiona Sampson told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.”

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