Meg* (not her real name), a mentally challenged 13-year-old girl, was repeatedly raped by her father, and now she is six months pregnant.
She is one among other survivors seeking shelter at one of the safe houses in Kisumu at the Community Forum for Advanced Sustainable Development (Cofas).
Cofas is an NGO working to eradicate gender-based violence and food insecurity in the Nyanza region.
Cofas programme director Martin Oloo said Meg was repeatedly defiled in the presence of her 10-year-old brother.
The family lived in a bed-sitter and sleeping on the same bed. Meg’s brother narrated how his father would push him aside in the middle of the night as he was sleeping in between them and and rape his sister.
The brother admitted that after sometime, he also developed the desire to do what his father was doing to his sister.
Oloo says the middle-aged father would sometimes lock his daughter in the house without food, despite her being mentally challenged.
A community health volunteer eventually came to her rescue, developing a rapport with her since she was ill and could not easily open up to anyone but later described to the volunteer what her father would do to her.
Her father was arrested and is still in custody.