16 days of activism launch in kilifi county

The 16 days of activism against gender based violence campaign was launched at Matsangoni primary school in Kilifi County.
The chief guest during the occasion was the Supreme Court judge Lady justice Njoki Ndungu who called for the arrest and prosecution of GBV perpetrators.
The Public Service CAS Hon. Rachel Shebesh pledged the government commitment to prevent and respond to GBV. She called for cooperation with the County governments in the campaign against GBV.
The Kilifi Governor Amason Jeffa Kingi has created a task force to investigate the root cause of the high number of teenage pregnancies in the county.
He said the Kilifi County assembly would enact stringent laws to strengthen the campaign on prevention and response to GBV.
The County Commissioner Magu Mutindika warned chiefs and their assistants that they would risked the sack if they continued holding kangaroo courts to protect the perpetrators. He said they would ban disco matangas to protect the girl child from SGBV.
Present was the County women representative Gertrude Mbeyu, malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and Magarini MP Michael Kingi. The GBV hotline 1195 was launched by the Governor.

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