Supreme Court Judge Njoki Ndung'u, who is a vocal advocate against sexual violence, on Sunday, December 1, narrated how she chased down a man who had groped her along Nairobi streets.
While speaking at the Seasoned Woman Annual Family Barbeque, Justice Ndung'u stated that the incident occurred when she was in her first year at the University of Nairobi.
"I was staying a Hall 12 and every time I'd go to town there was always this fear of these boys who would grope women walking along Kimathi Street," she stated.
On one of her trips to the Central Business District, the Lady Justice decided to strike back if she was assaulted on the streets. As expected, a man groped her from behind and in retaliation, she turned to the man and vowed, "Even me today, I am going to touch you."
The Supreme Court judge narrated she chased him until the Hilton Hotel and only had to stop when she was obstructed by a bus.
"I was going to catch him and touch him because I thought It's time men who do this to us know how demeaning and humiliating it is to us when someone you have not given permission to touches you," she stated.
Justice Njoki is the architect and mover of the ‘Sexual Offenses Bill, 2006’ which was eventually passed and assented into law as the Sexual Offences Act 2006.
She moved the law when she served as a nominated MP.
The aim of the Sexual Offences Act is to explain sexual offences and make ways for prevention and protection of all persons from illegal sexual acts.
Here is the video of Justice Njoki speaking
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