October 24, 2020

COVID-19: Mvurya Sets up Gender Based Violence Facility

Kwale County Chief Salim Mvurya at a past function. Image: (Courtesy)

MCK (P10)

By KAHONZI KALIWA

Email: thecoastnewspaper@gmail.com

Plans to build gender based violence (GBV) recovery facility by Kwale county government are underway. 

This is due to the surge of gender based violence cases in the region.
Speaking to journalists on Sunday Kwale county chief Salim Mvurya said the facility will provide GBV services to the victims.

The governor further warned parents for failing to take their responsibilities of watching over their children. 
“We are aware that GBV cases have shot up in this county and the victims can hardly access justice. This centre ill address their concern. We only have one facility and that is in coast general hospital in Mombasa County,” Said Mvurya.
The county boss vowed to work closely with all security agents in the region in order to ensure that children’s rights are protected.

He adds that perpetrators will face the wrath of the law.

 “Parents ought to take care of their children especially during this period of covid_19 pandemic.

He expressed concern on the surging numbers of expectant young girls who are expected to be in school come next year.

“We should be fighting COVID-19 pandemic and poverty at this moment and not early pregnancies. Be warned children and men,” advised Mvurya.


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