Am a Volunteer Community Social Worker in my Community. A Gender Based Violence (GBV)Member in our Constituency.
Last Monday 19th Nov. at 7,00pm.A girl child 2yrs and 10 months was brought defiled bleeding from her private parts. I called an MSF Ambulance it didn'nt take long so, Defilement cases and Domestic Violence Cases are the order of the day we usually call the MSF FRONTIERS which has helped us over the years for treatment victims. I volunteered to accompany the defiled girl to the MSF CLINIC for treatment since she had no relatives around those who had brought her were well wishers.
When the Doctor examined her he found the poor girl was in a serious condition and she was to undergo an operation so the Doctor referred as to the NAIROBI WOMEN Hospital.
When the parents realized their only daughter was nowhere to be seen they went searching for their daughter at the Administration Office (Chiefs Office). They were informed their daughter was brought by good Samaritans when they found her crying lying helplessly surrounded by young kids who said they don't know her. It seemed the one who defiled her took her there because she could not neither sit down nor stand up or walk. When I sweet talked her and requested her while I accompanied her to Hospital in the AMBULANCE , to inform me who did that to her. She told me it was Brian who had come to their house and had promised to go and buy her sweets.
The Parents were given my Mobile. No.they called me and I assured them their daughter is in safe hands, they requested me to wait for them so they came at 10pm only to find their only daughter disturbed and worried and in great pain. The Doctor informed them it was serious so she had to be taken to Theatre the following day for Operation. The child Elizabeth, they call her LIZA, their only child.
I informed the Parents what LIZA told me about Brian.
The next day she was taken to Theatre operated on and the parents called me to inform me.
They found who BRIAN was and was arrested and taken to Police Station. The parents informed me and I went, saw Brian, but Brian could not admit he did it. He spent some days in Cell but he was released according to her DAD who called to inform me.
The young DAD is a Casual Laborer and can not afford to file the case.
JUSTICE!!! JUSTICE!!! for the marginalized will it ever be done.
Being a member of GBV EMBAKASI we succssfully;
On 26th NOVEMBER 2012 WE joined the l LAUNCHING of the SIXTEEN DAYS OF ACTIVISM WITH THE OTHERS AT UHURU PARK. The DISABLED missed their December 3rd EVENT no one to assist them to make the EVENT successful, I coordinate a Disabled Group.
ON 28TH NOVEMBER 2012 - went to a SLUM known as MUKURU KWA REUBEN joined other GBVs Members to sensitize the COMMUNITY.
ON 6TH DECEMBER 2012 we;
*COMMEMORATED THE MONTREAL UNIVERSITY MASSACRE OF 14 STUDENTS we lighted candles to mark the occasion, unfortunately we do not have VIDEO CAMERA, A MOBILE PHONE with a CAMERA, even our own COMPUTER, I visit PRIVATE CYBER CAFES to type.
- The last Month Killings of KENYANS POLICE at BARAGOI
On 10th December, 2012 we created AWARENESS at GENDER DESK. VENUE will be at MAMA LUCY KIBAKI HOSPITAL. I called 5 GENDER BASED VIOLENCE survivors who narrated their real Life stories they have undergone with their children to mark the end of THE 16 DAYS OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE WORLDWIDE
On 5th December, 2012 We had planned to visit a REHABILITATION CENTRE at RUAI whereby Youth Drug Addicts Alcoholics spend some months in that Rehabilitation when they go back to their families reformed. But the Event failed due to lack of funds.
We had planned to talk on;
- HEALTH AND NUTRITION TALK but up to date no WELL WISHERS have responded.
Those are the challenges we are facing.
Thanks. May GOD BLESS YOU MIGHTLY.
TERESIA WAMBUI N. KAGECHA VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SOCIAL WORK EMBAKASI CONSTITUENCY Teksim3@yahoo.com +254 701 624 213 +254 733 420 575
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