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Kenya's Hidden Epidemic – BBC Africa Eye documentary

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Kenya, cases of gender-based violence exploded. But a combination of fear, stigma and a lack of trust in the police mean the majority of cases are never reported. It has been described as Kenya’s ‘hidden epidemic’.

Africa Eye reporter Tom Odula investigates the deep-seated roots behind the violence, discovers the trauma behind the shocking statistics, and explores the police and government inaction that leaves survivors with little hope of justice.

Africa Eye brings you original, investigative journalism revealing secrets and rooting out injustice in the world’s most complex and exciting continent. Nothing stays hidden forever.

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Producer and Reporter – Tom Odula
Executive Producer – Emma Whitlock, Peter Murimi
Producer and Director – Elijah Kanyi, Dickon Le Marchant
Film Editor – John Moratiel
Online Editor – Chris Stott
Dubbing Mixer – Jez Spencer
Colourist – Boyd Nagle
Impact Producer – Courtney Bembridge
Digital Producer – Tamasin Ford
Social Media Producer – Anusha Kumar
Reversioning Producer – Anna Payton
Production Coordinator – Izzy Fleming
Production Manager – Simon Frost
Africa Eye Editor – Tom Watson


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