Rape and GBV won’t be tolerated in Kitui as long as am CECM – Hellena Kitheka


Hellen Kitheka, Gender, sports, and culture CECM in Kitui County has expressed distress over the increasing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and defilement incidents in the county. She vowed that such will not continue as long as she is the CECM.

Speaking while visiting a girl who was defiled and poisoned by his uncle in Thitha location, Mwingi who is currently receiving treatment at Mwingi Level 4 Hospital, Hellena asked men to take responsibility and stop the defilement of girls.

“I came here sent by the Governor concerning this case. Another defilement of a minor. This time by an uncle who later poisoned her together with another 2 year old who has since passed on. The other girl is here traumatized.” Hellena said.

“I want to assure you that Justice will be served. Kitui will be an example of people not tolerating the defilement of our ladies and Gender-based violence. This will not continue as long as I am CECM.” She reiterated.

A middle-aged man on Sunday defiled a teenager aged 17 years, poisoned her alongside a child of two years, at Thitha location. Confirming the incident, Mwingi sub-county police commander, Peter Mutuma revealed that the two-year-old girl died on the way to the hospital.

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