The National Gender and Equality commission has started a campaign to end gender violence.
Chairperson Winfred Luchuma said they will partner with counties to ensure the 'Keeping the Promise' campaign succeeds.
She said the available laws and policies on gender violence are not yielding fruit.
“We want to partner with county governments to train and educate citizens on gender issues. Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya has already committed and signed a document to support the course,” Lichuma said.
Mvurya made the commitment on Thursday last week at Amani Tiwi Beach Resort during an accountability forum that brought together county, national government and community based organisations.
The governor said his administration is committed to ending gender violence.
“We are committed to working with stakeholders in ensuring gende violence is tamed in the society so that together we enhance development,” he said.
Lichuma said on Friday although there are laws and policies, GBV cases are still high.
“We want to see children, women and men protected from the county level. Sexual abuse among children is especially high,” she said.
Lichuma urged governors to support the initiative.
She said civil society organisations, county governments, the DPP's office, police, judiciary and the commission should play their role to end gender violence.
Lichuma urged residents to report violence cases to police so they are solved amicably through court instead of solving them at home, where rights of innocent children and women are infringed on.
“We have many cases of early pregnancy and sexual abuse among children, which are delaying in court. But we have agreed that everyone has to play his or her role to deal with the vice urgently for justice to prevail,” she said.