In Kenya, rape is a criminal offence punishable with a prison sentence, but there is no legal protection from rape within marriage. This briefing focuses on rape within marriage, which is an aspect of domestic violence that is rarely considered. Both men and women experience sexual violence within relationships. Although this policy brief examines the rape of women by their male partners, the issues may be relevant for other abusive relationships.
APHRC Policy Brief No. 14, 4 pp.