Written by admin on October 1, 2020
Security and judicial officers in Homa-Bay County have been challenged to expedite the war against teenage pregnancies and early marriages by ensuring that defilement cases are dealt with on time to pave way for justice.
The non-state organization dubbed DEVLINK which champions for the rights of children in Suba North and Suba South constituencies says there is need for police officers to upscale the speed of arresting and prosecuting defilement suspects.
The organization’s program’s coordinator Salmon Osogo says sometimes police officers take too long to arrest the suspect and arraign them in Court even after the minors have recorded the statement.
Speaking to the press in their office in Mbita town, Osogo says that delay by the police to arrest and arreign the suspects demoralize some parents and denies the child justice, adding that this allows the suspects to compromise some parents to weaken the case.
Mr. Osogo says that some suspects have taken advantage of the ignorance among some of the parents to compromise the case; an issue he says the security officers should deal with to enable the survivors to get justice.