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Rising cases of husband battering worry Njuri Ncheke, Kikuyu Council of Elders

By Jane Mugambi | May 9th 2021

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru met Kikuyu Council of Elders and Njuri Ncheke officials in Sagana on Saturday, May 8, 2021. [Courtesy]

Cases of men being assaulted by their spouses in Kirinyaga County have caught the attention of Njuri Ncheke and Kikuyu Council of Elders.

The elders met on Saturday, May 8 to craft possible solutions to the problem.

Josephat Murangiri, Njuri Ncheke’s Secretary-General of Operations, said it was a taboo for women to batter their husbands.

“Women or children shouldn’t beat up men, who are the heads of family,” he said.

Murangiri urged men to strive to provide for their families at all times, and shun alcohol-drinking where possible.

Kikuyu Council of Elders Chairperson, David Githaka, said the group will meet a section of Kirinyaga men, who recently filed complaints of being battered by their spouses.

“We hope to counsel the victims and their partners against domestic violence,” he said.

Githaka said they would also raise awareness against drug and substance abuse.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru welcomed the council of elders’ initiative, saying it would help families in the region embrace peace and responsible living.


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