ODM leader, Raila Odinga has called on lovers in Kenya to find ways to reconcile their differences without resorting to violence.
In his advice to couples, Raila has told them that it is better to leave when the relationship is not working.
Taking to his Facebook page, Odinga said that there is a need for a candid discussion on the rising Gender-Based Violence cases reported in the country.
“It is unfortunate that after winning their partner’s heart, instead of going on to cherish and love them, some suddenly turn physical, and at times horrifically end up killing them. Too many lives are being lost on an almost daily basis going by media reports.” Wrote Odinga on his facebook page.
“This scourge must come to an end. The abnormality of these murders cannot become the normal No! If you cannot reconcile, then, leave and let live. We need an urgent candid discussion on #GenderBasedViolence as a nation..” he added.
The former Prime Minister has taken this initiative to address Kenyans as recent media reports indicate an increase in domestic violence.
One such incident is a case in Meru County where a man hacked his 3-year-old daughter to death during a quarrel with his wife.
The man is said to have slashed his wife on the arm with a machete, and kicked her on the stomach leaving her intestines exposed.
When three-year-old Kawira crawled towards her mother, she was hacked on the head and died immediately.
Last week, a man in Juja tortured his girlfriend to death by mutilating her body and pouring acid on her.
On his way to dump Catherine Nyokabi’s body, Evans Karani’s car got stuck on a muddy road, prompting him to leave the body there inside a blue car.
According to Nyokabi’s close friend, the two lovers had been in a fight for two weeks before the incident occurred.
The two had broken up but when they met on the fateful day to iron out their differences, Nyokabi was left lifeless.
Yesterday, ‘Karani was presented at a court in Thika where his charges were read to him.
He confessed to the murder, asking the magistrate to make the court process speedy so that he can start serving his sentence in prison.