Govt doing too little to curb domestic violence
15 April 2014, 10:17
Nyeri - Maendeleo Ya Wanaume organization has faulted the government for failing to address the rising cases of gender violence that target men in the country.
Chairman Nderitu Njoka accused the government of lack of interest in addressing the matter as cases of men being battered by their wives continue unabated.
Njoka, who was speaking in Kianjogu village in Mathira Sub-County when he visited a victim of domestic violence on Tuesday, said the situation should be quickly arrested as it was ‘escalating to dangerous levels’.
The Chairman said he was getting tired of going around the country alone spreading the message of peace without support from the government.
He revealed that he was looking for funds to put up a rehabilitation center to cater for battered men in order to help them recover from trauma and get their lives back on track.
Njoka called on the President and his Deputy to set aside funds to help put up the rehabilitation centers in all the counties.
Stephen Fundi, the alleged victim of battery, claimed that his wife of 20 years has been dating the suspected assailant in the open even to the extent of bringing him to his house.
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