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IJM Kenya: Despite Hostile Community, Justice and Healing for Vera

NAIROBI, Kenya – Justice was finally secured for one brave Kenyan girl this week, thanks to her testimony and the relentless determination of local police and IJM staff.

Despite pressure from her community to stay silent, 14-year-old Vera * courageously shared the truth about the man who sexually assaulted her. Now her abuser has been convicted and will face 20 years in prison for his crimes.

A Shocking Assault against a Vulnerable Girl