A concerning surge in cases of women being found gruesomely murdered has raised questions about the worrying trend in Kenya.
Just a few days after the Christmas and New Year festivities, Kenyans were shocked to learn of the horrific killing of popular socialite Starlet Wahu at one of the Airbnb rentals in Nairobi in the hands of murder suspect John Matara.
Soon after the tragic news broke, social media was flooded with all sorts of comments with some mourning with the family but most blaming the slain socialite for ‘inviting’ her own death.
And just a few days later, another woman was found killed and dismembered at yet another Airbnb rental along TRM Drive, Thika Road.
Even before news of this tragic and horrific murder had left the minds of Kenyans, yet another young woman in Kilifi was found murdered in her one-bedroomed rented house.
According to reports, she used to live with her lover who is now on the run.
This is one too many awful cases of women whose lives have been ended by their husbands, ex-lovers, jilted suitors and even strangers they met online.
Who is to blame for this worrying surge of such atrocities? And what do you think needs to be done to curb this vice?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Uhuru, Matiang’i on the Cross as Ruto Mulls Probe
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta and top guns in his administration could soon be put on their defence for their acts of omission and commission while at the helm of state power.
The Star has established that a State Capture Commission of Inquiry is in the works to probe claims of abuse of power by top officers in the former regime.
Ruto CSs Splashing Millions in Villages Amid Hard Times
Several Cabinet Secretaries from President William Ruto’s administration are facing scrutiny for their extravagant spending on village tournaments during the festive season.
The ministers, many of whom harbor political ambitions, have been organizing youth tournaments with substantial cash prizes despite the country grappling with economic challenges.
People Ruto Calls Every Morning, His Daily Itinerary
President William Ruto is renowned for his early morning routine, commencing his day at 4:00 am.
During these early hours, he engages in strategic calls with handpicked county commissioners and grassroots leaders, actively seeking insights into the current happenings at the ground level.