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This statement by TABITHA NJOROGE is an example of how our sisters are suffering..

Please read as she explains Sharon Chepkirui's Odeal.

"On Saturday the 23rd of this month as l read Saturday Nation newspaper, l came across a story done by Kwamchetsi about a lady whose nose and ears were chopped by her husband after a domestic quarrel. I was very disheartened and disturbed and was compiled to find out the details of the story and the state of that lady.
I went to COVAW on Monday and spoke to one of the officers there by the name of Carol Waiganjo who gave me the shocking details of the battered lady.
Sharon Chepkiru i(20yrs old) was brought to Nairobi 3 weeks ago from Kericho to Nereo Chepkorir to work for her as a househelp. Nereo was shocked to see the state that Sharon was in and kept her in her house until last week when she took her to COVAW to seek any assistance for Sharon, since she is in bad health and can’t even work and has nowhere else to go.
From Carol’s interview with both Sharon and Nereo, Carol was able to establish that Sharon was battered by her husband in March last year. She was taken to Kericho general hospital by good Samaritans where they only gave her fast aid, the wounds have since healed, though she looks terrible and needs reconstructive surgery that will cost Ksh: 200,000 at Kenyatta hospital. She has lost her self esteem because she ties a head scarf quite low near her nose to hide the scars and she keeps looking down as she doesn’t want people looking at her, she doesn’t speak much as it was Nereo who was speaking for her. All she had to say to Carol was “Hi mambo tumezoea na ni kawaida” which means she as reconciled to domestic sexual violence and accepts it as normal. One question am left wondering is could it be that domestic violence in Kericho is more rampant? Sharon’s husband was arrested then and has since been released and he is a free man, probably now married to another woman who he is likely to assault or is already assaulting.
Carol could only give me Nereo’s cell number to try reach Sharon, l have tried calling that number continuously but it’s off since yesterday. I will keep calling it till l find them and l also left my contact at COVAW just incase Nereo and Sharon shows up again.
I will keep you all update on this case because l must see and find ways of helping Sharon. She also needs counseling. Anybody in this forum who can offer Sharon counseling services?
I will also pick up Sharon’s husband case with FIDA to follow-up. Justice must prevail."
1. Her nose and ears were chopped by her husband after a domestic quarrel

2. 20 year old Sharon was locked in her house until last week when a well wisher rescued her.

3. She looks terrible and needs reconstructive surgery that will cost Ksh: 200,000 at Kenyatta hospital.

Last Updated (Thursday, 02 September 2010 10:00)



+1 #1 REAL MEN DONT RAPEKimmona 2010-08-29 17:38
It takes a mighty insecure man to beat his wife/girlfriend or partner who is physically weaker than he is. There is no other way for him to exert and enforce his manhood but to stoop so low!!! To all the victims of abuse, all though it may not seem so, there is lfe beyond this. I have many women who have fallen prey to these circumstances, and whislt it is not easy it is possible to heal and to put this behind you. These women have risen from their situations and have become sucessful in their own right. Laws on domestic violence should be given top priority!!! These Laws should be enforced by the very people who break them!!! REAL MEN DONT RAPE

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