Popular Kenyan university, Nairobi University is in the spot light over a statement issued in response to rampant rape and robbery cases in the school.
In the statement the university reaches a conclusion that the numerous rape cases were as a result of recklessness from the female students.
“In all the 3 incidences reported since last year, a clear case of recklessness on the part of our female students can be drawn” read part of the statement.
The statement went ahead to caution ladies from attending social gatherings with no clear agenda, leaving drinks unattended, or taking drinks or sweets that had been opened. It also advised them to attend social places in the company of trusted friends.
The statement has since rubbed many in the wrong way including Kenyan radio presenter, social activist and media personality, Adelle Onyango who has responded to the statement with a lengthy post on social media.
“Those students are victims of rape not participants. No condemnation of the rapists. No mention of what the university will do in collaboration with police to ensure safety of its students. No. They, an entire institution would rather assign blame NOT on the rapists but on the victims and even expose one victims story where they assign blame to her!” she wrote.
She further went ahead to say, “And then these “TIPS” y’all keep throwing around at women. Right now, where we go, what time we will go there, who we will go with, how we will get there, what we will wear etc is governed by how safe we will be and that is NOT normal neither is it OK! If men just stopped raping us, rape will stop.”
She ended her lengthy statement saying “This is what victim shaming looks like. This is what normalization of rape looks like. And we will not stand for it. “