Private parts of 110 men chopped

Embu, Kenya: Some 310 men have been assaulted by women this year with 110 of the victims having their private parts chopped off.

Maendeleo ya Wanaume Chairman Nderitu Njoka says other assault victims included men who were burnt using hot water and acid.

Many, he says, lost their lives in the process.

Mr Njoka said a survey that the organisation carried out also indicated that 70 per cent of Kenyan households are headed by women in spite of the presence of men in the homes.

Extend boycott

Consequently, the organisation has urged Kenyan men to extend a sex boycott called by the organisation, and which kicked off on Tuesday to Sunday.

Njoka said the boycott would culminate to prayers for men in the churches.

Speaking at Embu Level Five hospital during a follow-up visit of the many victims of domestic violence incidences reported in the county, Njoka said the extension was due to pressure from the members who said one day was not enough for the awareness campaign.

Njoka said the purpose for the sex boycott is to give men a chance to seek divine intervention in the many challenges facing men the world over.

Njoka said it is biblical for one to deny himself sex when seeking divine intervention from God and therefore women should give their partners time for the meditation.

He said men have been neglected by the Government even in formulation of policies with many biased towards women and youth.

No handshakes

Njoka said during the six-day sex boycott, men have also been advised to avoid handshakes with women and will be required to wave in the air or use the left hand in case they have to shake hands with women.

He said he has liaised with church leaders and imams who have been requested to set aside their next worship days and intercede for men.

He called for respect for men saying they should be given their rightful place in the families.

Njoka said he has received over 3,000 messages from men all over the world since last evening proposing that the day be made an International Day for Men.

Meanwhile, the European Union has donated Sh6.7 million to a community water project in Embu County.

The Kithunguthia water project in Kagaari South in Runyenjes division received the money through the Community Development Trust Fund (CDTF), an initiative of the EU and the Government which funds community projects countrywide.

The donation was announced by CDTF Projects Co-ordinator Benson Sang yesterday when he led CDTF board members and the technical staff in assessing the progress of the project.