Embakasi East MP Babu Owino Condemns Rise In Femicide Cases In Kenya

Image: Babu Owino at Kevin’s last send off

Taking to his social media, Owino delivered a powerful message, drawing inspiration from the Bible to highlight the interdependence of men and women. He quoted 1 Corinthians 11:12, emphasizing that “neither woman is independent of man, nor is man independent of woman,” underscoring the shared responsibility in building a safe and just society.

“Let’s say no to femicide!” Owino declared, urging men to recognize their role in upholding the dignity and safety of women. He further stated, “Men depend on women even as women depend on men. That is not just true about birth. It is also true about almost every part of human society. God intended that men should use their authority with an attitude of love.”

Owino’s call for unity resonates with the actions of many Kenyans who have taken to the streets in recent days to protest the femicide epidemic. On Thursday, January 18th, a group of women in Nyeri town organized a peaceful demonstration, raising their voices against the recent spate of gruesome killings of young women. Armed with twigs and placards, they demanded concrete steps from the government to enhance security in lodgings and short-term accommodation facilities, identified as vulnerable spaces for women.

The rising tide of public outcry against femicide reflects a growing awareness of the urgency of this issue. Owino’s appeal for men to understand their responsibility as partners in creating a safe and equitable society offers a crucial perspective in this fight for justice.

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Dennis Elnino

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