MP calls national dialogue to varsity killings

Machakos County Women Representative Joyce Kamene has called for an urgent national dialogue to address the rising cases of killings in the institutions of higher learning.

Kamene said incidences of murders and unexplained killings in colleges and universities in the country had reached alarming rates which must be dealt with forthwith.

“We need an urgent national dialogue to address the menace of increased killings and violence against female students in our institutions of higher learning. Most importantly, we need to embrace measures beyond legislative policies including counseling in order to tame this problem,” she said.

The calls came as the country continues to mourn the death of Ivy Wangechi, a medical student at Moi University in Eldoret who was hacked to death by his lover few days ago.

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“We need religious leaders to also join in the efforts through counseling the youth on how to go about the challenges of relationships,” she said.

She spoke on Thursday at Kaviani Market in Kathiani Sub County where she met dozens of women groups to sensitize them on economic empowerment and available opportunities through the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF).

She said the trend of killings of young university students in the country depicts a society that has taken the wrong footing in shaping moral values of the future generation.

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“We are losing young and brilliant youth to unexplained killings, mainly in our universities and colleges and we must do everything possible to reverse the trend,” she said.

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Machakos CountyWomen RepresentativeJoyce KameneIvy WangechiMoi UniversityNational dialogue