Good morning fellow Kenyans,
In the recent past, we have witnessed an unprecedented increase in relationship-linked murders and gender-based violence cases across the country which should raise loud alarm bells on what is really happening in our society.
One of the most recent and highly-publicized murder case is that of suspect Evans Karani, who allegedly killed his 25-year-old lover on April 14 over what he said was anger emanating from her demands to leave him.
Just a few days later, another man, Franklin Munyao, was arrested for strangling his 40-year-old lover in Ruiru and staying with the dead woman’s body for days before the neighbors filed a report with the police after they noticed a foul smell emanating from the suspect’s house.
These recent cases paint a picture of a decaying society, morally, that if left unchecked, could only get worse.
To illustrate this, the country had recorded 1,411 reported cases of GBV in 2019 which almost tripled to 5,009 for the year 2020 and between January and March this year, we have already recorded a mind-blowing 877 cases.
With mental health issues worsening, we should all be wary that these statistics could get worse and the authorities and social institutions should exercise their civic responsibility to bring these unfortunate trends to an end.
We should all condemn these vices in no uncertain terms and call out all perpetrators without victim-blaming if we want to stand a chance of eliminating this virus from our society.
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
DCI Asked to Investigate Alleged Fake BBI Report in Parliament
Raila Odinga’s legal advisor Lawyer Paul Mwangi has called on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to investigate revelations that the final report of the BBI sent to Parliament could be fake.
These revelations were made by a section of the Members of Parliament mainly from the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee that is currently proving the report before its presentation to Parliament for deliberations.
CS Kagwe Reveals When ARVs Will be Available for Kenyans
People living with HIV will from Friday access ARVs at the nearest designated facilities, the Ministry of Health has said.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said on Wednesday there are sufficient ARVs to cater for all people living with HIV across the country.
He said the drugs are at the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority and are currently being distributed to health facilities.
We are not State House project, says Mudavadi
ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi has defended the One Kenya Alliance over claims that the formation is a project of the state.
He said rivals who were beginning to sense defeat had resorted to calling them a project upon realising that their dreams of succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta were slowly fading away.
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