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Kenya report: Police accused of post-vote sexual violence

Kenya report says police accused of majority of post-election sexual violence last year

Reported by: AP [ Published on: November 28, 2018 21:15 IST ]
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A report by the government-funded Kenya National Commission on Human Rights says police are accused of committing the majority of sexual violence cases recorded during last year's opposition protests over election results.

The report released Wednesday focuses on alleged abuses that occurred after the announcement of presidential election results on Aug. 11 and until the new, Supreme Court-ordered vote on Oct. 26.

It says victims of sexual violence said the perpetrators included ordinary citizens, criminals and members of security forces, who allegedly accounted for 54 percent of the 201 cases reported.

Police have not responded to the report.

President Uhuru Kenyatta won the fresh vote, boycotted by the opposition, after the court nullified the first election citing "irregularities and illegalities."

Disclaimer: This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Associated Press (AP) wire.

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