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Society & Culture  (tags: rape, gang rape, punishment, crime, investigation, women's rights, Kenya )

- 1971 days ago -
16 year old Liz was walking home from her grandfather's funeral when she was ambushed by six men who took turns raping her and then threw her unconscious body down a 6-meter toilet pit. Their punishment? Police had them mow their station lawn


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Judith E (402)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 6:47 am
Certainly, the police in Butula should be penalised for their response to Liz's attack – cutting grass is the same punishment high-school students in Kenya get for forgetting to hand in homework, but it is not recognised as a punishment in the penal code, which prescribes 10 years to life for rape. Local government should be called out for remaining eerily silent throughout all of this. And although they have mobilised and called for rallies following the attack, women's and victim's rights groups in Kenya also need to rethink their public education campaigns.

This is OUTRAGEOUS! Women of the world (men too)....Read/watch this story of rape in Kenya. Stand with our sisters and right this wrong. Please sign this petition and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE....for justice and for change!!! Mowing grass is NOT a fit punishment for gang rape! KENYA...THE WORLD IS WATCHING!!!

Marianne R (78)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 6:48 am
One would think that this is a made up story. So sad that this goes on

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 7:00 am
Rapists should all be castrated. S+S-thx Judy

Solitary E (324)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 7:09 am
Thanks, Judy. Previously signed and shared again.

Les M (3)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 8:00 am
I'm speechless.

Apolonia Pl (392)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 8:09 am
Signed previously, from my 4 e-mails...

Ben O (131)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 9:31 am
Signed months ago...1,504,971 have signed!

Sue H (7)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 9:38 am
Signed previously, thanks for keeping this visible for signatures.

Ana F (25)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 10:01 am
Thanks for taking action!

Ingrid A (524)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 10:05 am

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 10:46 am
Noted and signed. TY Judy

. (0)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 11:34 am
Previously Signed.

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 11:56 am
Thank you for signing this petition. (If you accidentally sign a petition twice, you'll only be counted once.)
& Thank you Judy

ewoud k (68)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 12:03 pm
Unbelievable story, makes you wonder what "justice" means.

Missed this one, signed now. Thanks for posting Judy!

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 12:05 pm
Previouslly signed.
I read this a couple weeks ago.
It's shocking ... I don't know if they ever will change in this country. This has to be one of the worst and most absurd supposed punishment. Terrible.

Thank You Judy for keeping this visible!! It's a disgrace.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 2:25 pm

Judy, I signed this a while ago, but I bless you for resurrecting it.

So sad. Every life deserves equal consideration as to its worth. Every person was a child of a mother and father, a sister or brother to a central family, and as such, is grieved when lost.

As such, their being, and loss, is personal and important.


Ondine J (134)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 2:31 pm
Noted and previously signed. Its a horrible story .

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 3:20 pm
Noted and previously signed.

Thanks Judy.

Animae C (508)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 4:03 pm
Previously signed
1,505,271 have signed.

Karen Kersten Chestney (112)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 4:50 pm

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 4:53 pm
Signed many months ago

Judy T (227)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 4:58 pm
Amazing in a horrible, horrible way! If I could sign thousands of times, I would. There was no justice served in this case at all! Thank you, Judy.

Erika M (0)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 5:08 pm
already signed. This is deplorable.

paula eaton (30)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 5:15 pm

Athena F (131)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 5:40 pm
How is this still allowed? Unacceptable. Thank you for educating about this rampant problem. Signed, noted. Please, educate your children that the abuse of women in any form is not OK. We must do whatever we can to change this all-too-common mentality that rape isn't that big a deal.

Christine Stewart (134)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 5:42 pm
The bastards should be charged with attempted murder, not just rape!

Kamia T (89)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 5:51 pm
So, is this the way the police would act if it had been THEIR wife or daughter who was the victim? I've basically begun to no longer do business with this country until it gets its act together and treats all humans equally and with respect.

Angeles M (298)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 6:22 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 7:43 pm
Previously signed. Agree with Natasha, nothing else seems to work. Noted thanks.

Raman V (47)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 8:44 pm
Noted and signed.

Jerry B (128)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 9:23 pm
Noted, I too agree with Natasha.. unbelievable KENYA...THE WORLD IS WATCHING!!! You are so right..thanks Judy!

Marie W (67)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 9:51 pm

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday December 27, 2013, 12:15 am
noted and signed

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:12 am


Alan Lambert (91)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:16 am
Signature #1.506,062 and noted

Caroline S (78)
Friday December 27, 2013, 2:30 am

Gillian M (218)
Friday December 27, 2013, 2:54 am
signed sometime ago. Africans don't really recognise rape as a crime that males perpetrate neither do Indians or Muslims.

In fact, Muslims blame the women so the worst punishment for rape should actually be awarded to them, they force the woman to marry the rapist, stone her to death, lash her to death especially if she is pregnant or hang her.

This, despite the appalling "sentence" is at least a recognition of a crime. It comes to something when it takes world indignation to force a country to deal with a crime and we are now in danger of these countries becoming fed up and refusing to deal with any rape as they are fed up with it. It is an appalling state of affairs and one that needs to change.

Ruth C (87)
Friday December 27, 2013, 4:53 am
You rape someone, you should have your family jewels cut-off!

Past Member (0)
Friday December 27, 2013, 5:23 am
noted and signed, thanks

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Friday December 27, 2013, 5:28 am
This is an absolute disgrace! No-one should be treated in this way, and no-one who treats another in this way should be treated so leniently. Apart from anything else, it sends out completely the wrong message to others!

Rhonda B (99)
Friday December 27, 2013, 5:57 am
signed. Rapists should be castrated.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday December 27, 2013, 6:23 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Friday December 27, 2013, 7:56 am
N & S. Thanks Judy

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday December 27, 2013, 10:34 am
signed and noted thanks

Audrey B (0)
Friday December 27, 2013, 12:33 pm
These guys should be charged with rape , not cutting a lawn for punishment. DISGRACEFUL KENYA, the world is watching and taking notes.

How can a woman fight off 6 guys impossible. What about her rights?

Kathleen R (138)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:08 pm
signed & noted

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:13 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Judy. Glad to see so many signatures on this! Let's keep it up.

linda b (186)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:22 pm
Rapists brutalise and destroy life therefore the only punishment should be their life . Signed, thanks Judy.

Birgit W (160)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:41 pm
Signed, thank you.

norma laborie (33)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:42 pm

Sheri Schongold (7)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:45 pm

Vicky P (476)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:50 pm
noted, signed :( disgusting

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Friday December 27, 2013, 2:14 pm

Barbara V (51)
Friday December 27, 2013, 5:42 pm
This attitude towards rape, which is so prevalent today, is sick. The perpetrators are not punished worth two hoots, and it all has to do with the Republican dislike of women. So they managed somehow to infiltrate this attitude into the minds of the law. Something is not right. Rape is an extremely serious crime, and in my opinion rapists should be castrated. If that doesn't work, then they can lose their willies. Seriously, though, why is it that half the time women who are raped are blamed, not the rapist. The whole bit gives you a startling idea of how low society has sunk in the past few years. It's scary.

Herbert E (10)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 3:51 am
What kind of punishment is this ? To me it looks more like an invitation for more rape.
Rhonda said it before - rapists should be ...

Bridget Robertson (106)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 4:24 am
Noted already signed

Lloyd H (46)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 7:37 am
Ruth, Rhonda, et alia, I find it amazing that you equate rape with sex and genitalia when it is an act of aggression and power and genitalia and is frequently enacted with objects not penises.
And while I singed the above, I must say that two worse punishments are inflicted on the victims in the USA. 1) Forcing the woman to bear the child resulting from rape. 2) Giving the rapist, even convicted and in prison, all of the paternal rights of a father, including visitation, custody- partial or full and the right to legally prohibit the rape victim from moving with the child out of state. And no I am not joking or making it up, a majority of US states give rapists the legal rights of a father. So G M, I fear you comment tells more about your ethnic/religious phobias than about your actual grasp of the laws concerning rape and views on women.

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:49 am
Outrageous!!!!!!!!!!!! Already signed, but noted I hope even more will sign!
Thanks Judy

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 10:25 am

Marija Mohoric (25)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 12:29 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 4:45 pm

Sheila D (28)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 8:17 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Judy.

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:38 pm
S&N The police can't mete out their own 'punishment' bypassing a trial and a judge, and the Kenyans know they can't. More public pressure is needed for both the rapists ans the police force to be punished

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 3:36 am
Signed and shared

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 10:42 am

Winn Adams (179)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 12:24 pm

Johann Scheffler (120)
Monday December 30, 2013, 3:51 am
Here the girl was punished more than once. I hope she can find peace and healing.None of this is her fault and the men deserve harsh punishment for what they did.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday December 30, 2013, 6:26 am
Thank you for signing this petition. (If you accidentally sign a petition twice, you'll only be counted once.) Now, help the campaign grow by sharing it with friends! The more people join this campaign, the more powerful our call will be -- please help spread the word

1,509,511 have signed. Let's get to 1,500,000

Shelli S (374)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 9:36 am
Done & sent!

Tanya Selth (0)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 12:37 am
Previously signed, now noted

Kerstin Strobl (123)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 9:45 am

Melania P (123)
Monday January 13, 2014, 2:21 pm
Signed last week

Sunday January 19, 2014, 11:47 am
When male children are raised at the knee of their mother’s and see her subjected to indignities and cruelty on a daily basis, how can that young boy (or man) have any respect for the woman who bore him and nurtured him? Males raised like this are potentially rapists, polygamists and misogynists.

The majority of the poorer women in Kenya (and other African states) are in spite of grandiose denials by politicians, treated no better than livestock, to be bought and sold at will by men and their families. They are not even seen to be 2nd class citizens; more likely of a 4th or 5th level valued below the second hand car or the bicycle. Whenever you see a nation that treats its women thus, you will find overpopulation, poverty and crimes such as the rape of women treated as trivial with that nation standing, demanding AID from the West.

Nicole L (79)
Monday January 27, 2014, 12:03 am
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