Husband kills by wife in Eastern Kenya

Police are holding a woman accused of stabbing her husband to death in Matungulu, south-eastern Kenya.

Local authorities reported that the 42-year-old deceased was killed in their house on Sunday night of November 14, 2021.

What might have triggered the killings is yet to be established.

The deceased’s body was transferred to a local morgue as police launched an investigation into the matter.

The incident came amid increasing cases of Gender-Based Violence. Cases of couples or lovers killing each other have been on the rise since 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country.

Kenyan government identified physical assault, rape and attempted rape, murder, defilement, grievous harm, child neglect and psychological torture as common forms of GBV in the country.

Gender Cabinet Secretary Margaret Kobia attributed the menace to alcohol, drug, and substance abuse; poverty; family/domestic disputes; retrogressive cultural beliefs and practices; poor parenting/upbringing and moral decadence; identity crisis among the young population; and insufficient support system.

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