Demonstrators march along Moi Avenue in Nairobi on November 17, 2014. PHOTO | BILLY MUTAIDemonstrators march along Moi Avenue in Nairobi on November 17, 2014. PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI
By NAIROBI NEWS REPORTER

Vagina Monologues returns this year in memory of Njeri, a 17-year-old girl that was raped and then stabbed 14 times to death. Her body was discovered stark naked.

V-Day is a global event that helps anti-violence organizations throughout the world continue and expand their work on the ground.

In Nairobi, the need to celebrate V-day was triggered by the rape and murder of  Njeri by her neighbour who was acquitted.

In Busia County, Liz, a 16-year-old girl was gang raped and left for dead. The shocking story, by the sheer magnitude of brutality and impunity, made headlines in all the local and International press.

Liz’s attackers were made to slash grass as she was confined to a wheelchair, disabled.

VIOLENCE ON WOMEN

Late last year, the world was appalled by the violence meted on Kenyan women in the public transport industry and women took to the streets to protest the brutal and criminal “stripping” acts.

On February 11th, a rouge group of people attempted to strip a woman in Maua town, Igembe South for allegedly dressing indecently.

The movement, founded by Eve Ensler in 1998, has raised more than Sh1.8 billion ($20 million). Every year, this show based on Eve Ensler’s play, Vagina Monologues, is performed to celebrate V-Day.

This year, it will be held at Alliance Francaise on Sunday 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are going for Sh500 per person while advance bookings can be made at Alliance Francaise, Ticketsasa or through the cell phone number 0708 221 404.

Proceeds will go to both the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative, the first safe house in Kenya for girls running away from early marriages and FGM and Flone Initiative, an organization that works with public transport operators by offering trainings on gender equality with an aim of eradicating violence against women.