Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Kenyan Chief Justice Orders "Immediate Action' Against Gang Rape Accused in Liz Case

Kenya's chief justice has ordered "immediate action" over a case where men accused of brutally gang raping a schoolgirl were ordered to cut grass as punishment.

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The ferocious attack on the teenage girl and the lack of action against those who carried it out sparked outrage in the country, while over 1.3 million people worldwide have signed a petition demanding justice.

The 16-year-old, known by the pseudonym Liz, was reportedly attacked, beaten and then raped by six men as she returned from her grandfather's funeral in western Kenya in June.

The gang then dumped her, bleeding and unconscious, in a deep sewage ditch, which broke her back.

"I have sent the matter to the National Council for the Administration of Justice (NCAJ) for immediate action," Kenya chief justice Willy Mutunga said on Saturday.

The NCAJ is Kenya's top-level judicial oversight body, bringing together the judiciary, police, attorney-general and director of public prosecutions.

Liz symbol of hope in country facing rape problem

On Thursday, hundreds of protesters marched through Nairobi wearing T-shirts with the slogan "Justice for Liz" and draping dozens of women's knickers along the fence of the police station.

Nairobi, Kenya
Nebila Abdulmelik, of the women's rights campaign group Femnet, launched the petition demanding justice.

"Our immediate task is for the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators, and then disciplinary action at the police who failed to take action, because we feel that they embolden others to rape," Ms Abdulmelik said.

"We are using Liz's story to bring to light all the other cases of violence that are not necessarily reported to the media, to the police."

Liz is now wheelchair-bound with a broken back, caused either by the beating or by being hurled down into the pit. She also suffered serious internal injuries from the rape.

Her mother told the Daily Nation newspaper, which first reported the story, that three men identified by Liz were only ordered to cut grass around the police station.

Rape is a major problem in Kenya and is often not taken seriously by the police, according to studies.

One government study in 2009 found that as many as a fifth of women and girls were victims of sexual violence, although other studies have put the rate even higher. Rest assured it is much higher, probably a lot closer to one in three. But the Chief Justices orders are a good start in reversing the culture of rape without consequences. Please keep praying.