#JusticeForFatuma: End Domestic Violence (Updated)
~ The husband is in custody of the authorities
~ Fatuma got to Kenyatta National Hospital safely and the Knife was successfully removed.
~ The #JusticeForFatuma campaign saved Fatuma and created awareness about Domestic Violence to thousands of people within and without Kenya.
The #JusticeForFatuma campaign saved Fatuma and created awareness about Domestic Violence to thousands of people within and without Kenya. Click To Tweet
Fatuma Ibrahim (30), a mother of four was last evening attacked with a knife by her husband in Khorof Harar, Wajir County. The Doctors in Wajir County Referral hospital are said to be unable to remove the knife. She was in the hospital all morning until #KOT decided to quest for Justice via #JusticeForFatuma. We are all praying for her recovery and expecting that Justice will prevail
Amref were contacted and are on the way to airlift Fatuma to Nairobi where she can receive specialised treatment. In case of an emergency like this in future, you can reach them (AMREF) via these numbers: Emergency# +254 20 6992299 / 6992000 / 3315454 / 3315455 / 6002492
We have responded to this emergency, our airraft is enroute to Wajir! https://t.co/3yn5G9mKMk
— AMREF Flying Doctors (@AMREFFlyingDocs) January 7, 2016
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Who is Fatuma Ibrahim?
According to a friend, Ms Hibaq Abdullahi a former trader at the camel-milk market in Garsey-Qoftu location in Wajir County, she described her as a hardworking woman who trekked for kilometers to provide for her four young children. Her husband, Mohamed Deeq, a light-skinned, middle-aged man of short-stature does not have a job, but survives with the little he gets from whatever work he gets his hands on. Hibaq says the couples did not show any sign of disagreement, adding that they led a quite life.
“They went about their daily life just as any other family woulds until what happened a day ago when he forcefully slid a knife into her jaw,” she said, adding that, “May be they had their own differences of which we never happened to notice.”
Everpt from: kulanpost.com/justiceforfatuma
“Doctors at Wajir General Hospital said they could not remove the knife from Fatuma Ibrahim’s cheek as this would likely result in complications.
They said chances were that the complications would endanger the life of the 32-year-old woman stabbed by her husband Mohamed Deeq. Fatuma will be flown to Nairobi by Amref flying Doctors for treatment. In an attempt at mediation before the stabbing, Deeq’s brother had confiscated knives and gone to a police station to seek assistance. The police and medics secured Ibrahim an ambulance in which she was rushed to the hospital. The mother of four is scheduled to be airlifted to Nairobi for an operation at Kenyatta National Hospital.
Women who turned up in large numbers in Ibrahim’s support lampooned the government for ignoring their rights. “The rights of women must be upheld to prevent attacks by these beasts. We want the government to be serious about gender-based violence,” said one identified as Sahara Keynan. Wajir East OCPD Benson Makumbi said Deeq was placed in police custody and will be charged with causing grievous bodily harm on Friday.”
Excerpt from: whatzp.com/justiceforfatuma
Gender Based Violence is an issue that affects children and youth, yet the focus is placed most on domestic violence among married couples. Sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and E-violence are some of the GBV issues that affect predominantly the youth, yet very few of them seek medical and psychosocial support. Let’s break the silence by talking about this issue. We can’t afford to ignore this. It will only end when we start talking.
— Fatuma's Voice (@FatumasVoice) January 7, 2016
— Nduta M (@Nduts09) January 7, 2016