Not much is known about the deceased but his colleagues claim that he was an orphan raised by his grandmother....
Egerton University Mr Model Worldwide Kenya launches campaign against boy-child abuse
A fourth-year student from Egerton University in an attempt to shield the boy-child from domestic violence has decided to take matters into his hands.
Branham Otieno, who also doubles up as Mr Model Worldwide Kenya, is using his drawings to advocate against boys getting exposed to quarrelsome parents.
“I grew up in a family where my parents always fought. This did not give me the best childhood environment and I believe through my art, I can sensitise the masses against the vice,” he says.
The food science and technology student says he opted to send his message through art because it’s easily understood and emotive. He says that unfortunately, domestic violence is often viewed from the perspective of the girl-child, yet boys are victims.
“Boys tend to be neglected in such cases and they grow up with bitterness. Society should protect boys and provide the right environment for them,” he adds.
Otieno plans to set up a modelling agency after clearing campus, which he hopes will mentor young models and run public campaigns to protect child victims in violent homes.