By Vitalis kimutai
Victims of the post-election violence were subjected to rape, forced circumcision and penile amputation in Nakuru and Naivasha, ICC prosecution claimed.
The sexual attacks were allegedly targeted at members of the Luo, Luhya and Kalenjin communities in the two towns in Rift Valley Province, which were alleged to have been abetted by the police with full.
Luo men were allegedly subjected to forced circumcision, penile amputation and castrations using broken bottles, pangas and knives by members of the outlawed Mungiki group.
ICC prosecutor Adesola Adeboyejo told the Pre-Trial Chamber II that the attacks were conducted with the full knowledge of the three suspects â Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura and former Police Commissioner Hussein Ali.
The rapes and other forms of sexual violence were allegedly executed in the open, in homes, public arena and streets by the attackers.
"Luo men were forcibly circumcised, others castrated in front of their families in a move meant to degrade and deprive the victims of their dignity," Adeboyejo said.
"A Luo man was forcibly circumcised using a piece of broken bottle in Nakuru while another one had his testicles cut," she added.
Many women who were gang raped became pregnant while others contracted HIV.
She revealed that 524 victims of sexual attacks were treated at Nairobi Womenâs Hospital. Out of these 80 per cent had been raped and 54 percent of the victims were from Nairobi region.