What to do incase of Rape
1. Please DO NOT shower.
2. Kindly keep the clothes you were in and hand them in to the hospital.
Clothes contain evidence that's crucial to case. Keep them in a paper bag separately and hand them over
3. Go to the nearest hospital that offers GBV facilities.
- Kenyatta Hospital
- Mama Lucy
- Tumaini Clinic
- Tumaini center at kibera south health center -Amref
- Mater Hospital
- Coptic Hospital
- Nairobi Women Hospital
- All County Council Level 2 and above hospitalsOutside Nairobi
Visit any Government Hospitals
Kindly note that Post Rape Care in GBV facilities is free.
4. In the GBV centers;
As long as you have been treated before the 72 windows ; you will be tested for
5. You will receive the following medications;
a). PEP for one month after exposure if you are within the one month window
b). STI prophylaxis if exposed
c). Emergency contraception for females.
d). Hepatitis B injection administered twice
6. Trauma counselling is available in the GBV centers.
- The trauma of being raped or sexually assaulted can be shattering, leaving you feeling scared, ashamed, and alone or plagued by nightmares, flashbacks, and other unpleasant memories.
- The world doesn’t feel like a safe place anymore.
- You no longer trust others.
- You don’t even trust yourself.
- You may question your judgment, your self-worth, and even your sanity.
- You may blame yourself for what happened or believe that you’re “dirty” or “damaged goods.”
- Relationships feel dangerous, intimacy impossible.
- And on top of that, like many rape survivors, you may struggle with PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
Your feelings of helplessness, shame, defectiveness, and self-blame are symptoms, not reality. No matter how difficult it may seem, with these tips and techniques, you can come to terms with what happened, regain your sense of safety and trust, and learn to heal and move on with your life.