Murang’a county has become a hotspot for reported cases of physical violence against men, Maendeleo ya Wanaume chairman Nderitu Njoka has said.
Njoka said it is worrying that there are so many incidents of women meting violence against their husbands.
He urged the police to speed up investigations and prosecution of suspects.
Speaking to the Star, Njoka noted that in most cases, victims have made reports of previous attacks only to end up being killed because of authorities’ inaction.
Njoka noted that there are tens of domestic violence cases against men that are reported in police stations in Murang’a county.
“We need to deal with this issue conclusively to avert more deaths of spouses and innocent children,” Njoka said.
Njoka said this after a 22-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly stabbing her husband in their home in Gacharaigu village in Kangema sub-county.
Julius Njuguna, 25, died as he was receiving treatment in Murang’a general hospital for the knife injuries.
Last month, Gatunguru principal Samuel Mbogo was brutally murdered in his home in Gakurwe village, Murang’a East sub-county.
His wife was booked following the incident and denied the murder charge before Justice Kanyi Kimondo.
Two years ago, Kiru principal Solomon Mbithi was murdered and his body dumped in a coffee estate in Kiambu county where it was found weeks after he went missing.
His wife Jane Muthoni is facing a murder charge at the Kiambu law court where the case is on-going.
Njoka, however, faulted elders and the church for failing to offer direction and spiritual guidance to couples.
Both parties, he noted, have failed to provide an atmosphere that encourages people to approach them for help when they are faced with difficult marital and social issues.
He cited cases of chiefs, pastors and elders being caught in incidents that lower their integrity and cause people to lose faith in them.
Njoka welcomed affected couples to his organisation saying they will be attended to by special counselors.