NAIROBI, KENYA – Wesley* is an incredibly brave young man. In a long trial, he has testified several times about the night he was sexually assaulted by a neighbor. Now, a judge has publicly confirmed what Wesley knew all along: the abuse he suffered was wrong. At last, his attacker has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
A Terrible Assault
In the Nairobi slum where Wesley's family lives, homes do not have individual restrooms. Along with hundreds of neighbors, he had to walk – day or night – to a crowded communal toilet.