All of us must make society better and safer for our girls
I read in one of the local dailies on October 12, a shocking but snappy feature about a 13-year-old girl who was raped at she went shopping in Mukuru kwa Reuben slums. Such a primitive and traumatising experience simply reflects the true picture of society we live in — a society whose miscarriages are a result of our making. This is why our girls are exposed to sexual violence. It is equally unfortunate to learn that even some of the biological parents of these victims turn out to be their own enemies by frustrating justice for their girls by taking bribes or purporting to solve these issues out of court. As such, every one of us is tasked with a watchdog responsibility to protect and watch over our children. We must also shun people who attempt to abuse children. It calls for all people to make the world a better and safe eplace for our girls. Both in slums or high-end estates.
KEVIN OWINO Maseno University