Report reveals rape hot spots in Nairobi
The 12 most high risk locations within Nairobi where victims are likely to fall prey to rape and sexual violence have been identified in a report released by Medicins San Frontieres (MSF).
The report indicates that most of the incidents happen in Kayole and Kasarani areas and that in 2015 alone, over 2000 victims were sexually abused in Nairobi.
Areas around Kasarani, Githurai, Roysambu, Kahawa West, Marurui, Santon, Mwiki, United States International University and Kenyatta University recorded the highest number of victims who were sexually abused in 2015, according to the report.
On the other hand, areas that recorded the least cases of sexual violence and abuse were Soweto, Komarock, Donholm, Umoja, Jacaranda and Saika, Buruburu, Jericho, Harambee, Nyayo, Mbotela and Maringo.
92 percent of the cases reported last year were female victims putting the number at 2,243 while 186 males reported being raped putting the percentage at 7.7.
Additionally, the report says 56 per cent of all cases reported were of minors, with 5 per cent representing 64 of 1,293 victims reported to the clinic unaccompanied.
Below are some of the areas to avoid in Nairobi, according to the findings of the report:
1. Kasarani – Githurai, Roysambu, Kahawa, West, Maruirui, Santon, Mwiki, USIU, and Kenyatta University
2. Kayole – Soweto, Donholm, Umoja, Jacaranda, Saika and Komarock
3. Eastleigh – Biafra, Kiambio, Jam Street, Pumwani, Majengo and California
4. Mathare – all sections
5. Dandora – Phase one to four, Kitari, Marigo and Molem
6. Kariobangi – Korogocho, Glucola, Kasabuni and Ngomongo
7. Mukuru – Kwa Njenga, Kayaba, Sinai, Lunga Lunga, Reuben, Industrial Area, Kingstone, Paradise, Fuata Nyayo, Marigoini, Hazina and South B
8. Central Business District (CBD) – Muthurwa, Country Bus, Pangani, Ngara, Parklands, Westlands and Kamukunji
9. Embakasi – Tassia, Utawala, Mihango, and Pipeline
10. Huruma – Kiamaiko, Ngei, Flats, Shanties, Round about, and Huruma Corner
11. Njiru – Ruai, Kariobangi South, Kamulu and Joska