It’s a sigh of relief for victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV) after Nandi County Government identifies a safe house for them.
Cases of GBV have been on the rise in the region in the recent past and thus the establishment of the safe house by the devolved unit has received support from the locals.
Nandi county deputy governor Yulita Mitei said the county will commission the safe house in the near future that will be used to provide social and psychological support for the victims.
“As a government, we are not only focused on providing quality healthcare for the residents, but also interested in providing social support programs like protection of vctims of gender based violence,” said Ms Mitei.
She also said the government will provide psychosocial support to teen mothers who may have been stigmatized by their families and society at large.
The deputy governor was speaking in Kapsabet County Referral Hospital when she visited the facility with her Makueni counterpart Ms Adeline Mwau. they were accompanied by county officials from both counties.
Ms Adeline Mwau applauded the work of the Nandi county government especially the establishment of a call center where victims of gender violence can seek emergency services.
The two leaders called upon the national government to release funds to the counties to enable the devolved units to implement projects.
“We are asking the national government to act fast in releasing funds because devolution is the way to go. If this was done 50 years ago, Kenya would now be a first worl,” said Ms Mwau.