Maendeleo ya wanaume's call for protest
24 February 2012, 10:03
Following the directive by Maendeleo ya Wanaume calling
for central men to boycott meals, I’m compelled to make the following remarks.
As a basic unit of our society, a family plays a core
role in our everyday’s life. We are what we are today because of our families.
Regardless of the status of your family, the truth is that you would not be
present today, reading this note if not for your family.
Parents are the most important members of the family as
they lay the foundation of this institution. However, the role of children also
comes into play and the interplay between parents and children determines the
success of a family. I would not wish to enumerate the functions of a family.
It is obvious that these are well known facts either
through school or experience.
From this foundation, It is clear that man and woman, who
get united as husband and wife, remain principal figures in the sustainability
of any family. Through their intimate relationship, they are able to understand
their strengths and weaknesses and adapt to one another even without the
intervention of the society. This gives them the capability of dealing with any
problem which may arise.
Based on this brief background, I completely differ with
the call for Central Kenya men to boycott meals as a way of fighting husband-battery
in the region. How can this be a solution? This would be adding salt to a fresh
wound and definitely not a course to realize any positive results.
What Maendeleo Ya Wanaume chairman has to know is that a
family is not a workers Union, Association, or Teachers Union which resolve
their problems through demonstrations, threats and boycotts. By borrowing “HAKI
YETU” and “BADO MAPAMBANO” slogans to the family, these problems will forever
haunt the society. Men and women from these families are better placed to
restore lost sanity of families. Whether it was well thought or not, the
boycott offers no solution.
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