Justice delayed is Justice denied. Call for #Njeri‘sJustice on 30th November to 3rd December 2015 at Milimani Courts at 9am.
In Kenya, this year’s, V-Day’s International Women’s celebration was marked by the hosting of Vagina Monologues show at Alliance Francaise in memory of Njeri, a 19 year old girl whose justice is yet to be served. Njeri was raped, murdered and found dead stark naked on June 2013 in Kikuyu. According to the post-mortem, she was raped, stabbed 12 times including the neck, back, thighs and legs. The accused was released on bail.
Justice delayed is Justice denied: We sent the below letter to DPP to alert him about this court case. This court case has been adjourned several times for the past 2 years. With the recent reports of rape and assault incidences in corridors of power, it is our hope that the law will take the course and justice will prevail. The sense of confidence in the courts is essential to maintain the very fabric of the society and the delay of the justice system to serve justice destroys that confidence and may even drain a just judgment of its value. In the larger sense, the public may come to believe that the justice system cannot fulfill its primary function to protect its society.
Despite the adjournments, we have not forgotten Njeri and we are calling members of the public to attend the court hearing dates as a show of confidence that the wheel of justice will roll faster and justice will be served. The Court hearing dates were scheduled for 30th March 2015 and 8th April 2015 at Milimani Courts but rescheduled to 30th Nov to 3rd December, 2015.
Other courts case that we are following up on: Kayole stripping case hearing which was scheduled for April 1 was postponed to December 21st, 2015 at Makadara Court.
Colour of solidarity: purple or black. We will be handing out purple ribbons before the hearing.
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Disclaimer:Refrain from making comments about the merit of the case as it is pending in court.