Elsie Akoth narrates how she was raped by a friend in her own house
Elsie says in both occasions, the police did not help in making sure her offenders were charged
The majority of sexual assault victims in Kenya don’t acknowledge that they were raped right away. The fear of stigma is part of it – but so is the body’s automatic response to trauma.
I spoke to 22-year old Elsie Akoth who is a multiple rape victim.
The USIU student narrates how she was raped by a friend in her own house.
Another incident happened at a house party where she was sexually assaulted by the party host.
Elsie says in both occasions, the police did not help in making sure her offenders were charged.
Majority of rape cases go unreported to the police probably because the victims don’t trust them to put the offenders to book.
But what's it like to be raped by a person who is close to you -- and then have friends on social media turn against you?
Elsie Akoth knows only too well -- and she's coming forward to share her story of pain and survival with Standard’s Ureport.
She hopes for justice and encourage others to break the silence.
Here is the full interview:
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