The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti has waded in to the rising cases of gender-based violence (GBV) during this time the country is battling Covid-19.
The DCI pointed out offences that emanate from domestic violence including murder contrary to Section 203 of the Penal Code, causing grievous harm contrary to Section 234 of the Penal Code and assault causing actual bodily in contravention of Section 251 of the penal code.
The statement by the DCI comes after a section of women's rights organizations last month appealed to the government to set aside at least 30 per cent of the Covid-19 emergency response fund to address GBV prevention and response strategy in the country.
Last week, Federation of Women Lawyers (Fida-Kenya) released a report indicating Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa counties led in GBV during this Covid-19 pandemic period.
The Fida-Kenya report indicated that majority of the reported cases are mostly intimate partner violence.