Do we have rape crisis in the country?

Worrying. The Police Crime Report for 2015 indicates that at least 1,419 cases of rape were reported countrywide. This rose to 1,572 in 2016, but dropped to 1,335 in 2017, and rising to 1,580 cases in 2018. COURTESY PHOTO

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Trend. Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention says in 2018, at least 644 cases were taken to court, and 16 secured convictions, with one case acquitted, seven dismissed and 620 cases pending, with 618 still under investigations, writes Tom Malaba.

The Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP) believe that big shots in society are worse culprits of rape but escape the long arm of the law because their victims fear to be stigmatised.
CEDOVIP executive director Tina Musuya revelation follows last week’s naming and shaming of alleged rapists by young ladies and gentlemen over social media.

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