Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has expressed concern over the recent increase in domestic violence cases in Kenya involving the killing of spouses and children.
"The recent cases of domestic violence involving the killing of spouses, children and even parents like the case of the young man in Kisumu are extremely disturbing, and we need to bring this bad culture to an end as Kenyans," Sonko tweeted.
The Ex-Governor advised young couples to learn to apologize and manage their anger when they disagreed adding that it was the only way for the survival of marriages and relationships.
"The only secret for survival of any marriage or relationship, when your wife ako juu wewe kuwa chini and vice versa. Ukikosa sema pole and vice versa. Hasira hasara," Sonko added.
On Wednesday, ODM leader Raila Odinga expressed concern over the rising number of such murders and advised young people to cherish their significant others.
"It is unfortunate that after winning their partner’s heart, instead of going on to cherish and love them, some suddenly turn physical, and at times horrifically end up killing them. Too many lives are being lost on an almost daily basis going by media reports.
"This scourge must come to an end. The abnormality of these murders cannot become the normal No! If you cannot reconcile, then, leave and let live. We need an urgent candid discussion on #GenderBasedViolence as a Nation," part of Odinga's statement read.
The country has witnessed an increase in the number of lovers and spouses killing each other.
In 2020, during his ninth address on the Covid-19 pandemic, President Uhuru Kenyatta raised concerns over the increasing cases of gender-based violence.