ICTJ Releases Briefing on the Accountability Gap on Sexual Violence in Kenya in the Wake of Post-Election Violence

In a newly released briefing, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) reports that the post-election violence in Kenya that occurred in 2007-2008 was marked by widespread sexual and gender-based violence, most often targeting women but aimed at some men and boys as well. The report finds that the state response to this violence during the crisis was limited, with police either overwhelmed by the intensity of the violence, remaining passive, or in some cases, participating in the attacks.