- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 31, 2013

Protesters marched through Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, on Thursday to demand justice for a 16-year-old girl after the men who allegedly raped her were ordered to mow the lawn of a police station before walking free.

Six men reportedly beat the 16-year-old, known only by the pseudonym “Liz,” and raped her repeatedly as she returned from her grandfather’s funeral in western Kenya in June, Agence France-Presse reported Monday. The alleged rapists then dumped her in a deep sewage ditch.

Liz suffered severe internal injuries in the attack and is now wheelchair-bound with a broken back.

She was able to identify three of the six men, who were ordered to cut grass at the police station before being released.

The protesters, who chanted, “Justice for Liz,” made their way through downtown to the police chief’s office to deliver a global petition demanding the suspects be arrested, CNN reported Thursday.

Some men and women danced, beat drums and wept. Others waved articles of underwear and placed them on the gates of the police chief’s office, the report said.