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Kenya’s ‘hidden epidemic’: gender-based violence

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Kenya’s ‘hidden epidemic’: gender-based violence

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When the Covid pandemic hit Kenya, cases of gender-based violence skyrocketed. But a combination of fear, stigma and lack of trust in the police means the majority of cases are never reported.

It has been described as Kenya’s “hidden epidemic”.

Africa Eye reporter Tom Odula investigates the deep roots of the violence, uncovers the trauma behind the shocking statistics, and explores the police and government inaction that leaves survivors with little hope of justice.

Kenya’s ‘hidden epidemic’: gender-based violence

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