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Lucy Muthoni
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What measures should be taken to end Femicide in Kenya?

With the recent tragic femicide incidents happening within the country, what are the measures that we should take to end this?

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  1. The issue of femicide in Kenya is complex and requires a multi-pronged approach to be effectively addressed. Here are some potential measures that could be taken: Strengthening the legal system: Recognize femicide as a distinct crime: This would ensure stricter penalties for perpetrators and send aRead more

    The issue of femicide in Kenya is complex and requires a multi-pronged approach to be effectively addressed. Here are some potential measures that could be taken:

    Strengthening the legal system:

    Recognize femicide as a distinct crime: This would ensure stricter penalties for perpetrators and send a strong message that such violence is unacceptable.
    Improve enforcement of existing laws: Address the issue of impunity by ensuring thorough investigations, timely prosecutions, and harsher sentences for those convicted of gender-based violence.
    Provide better training for law enforcement and judicial officials: Train them to handle GBV cases sensitively and effectively, including recognizing early warning signs and providing support to victims.
    Prevention and awareness:

    Invest in public awareness campaigns: These campaigns should challenge harmful gender stereotypes, promote gender equality, and encourage positive attitudes towards women and girls.
    Implement comprehensive sex education: This education should address healthy relationships, consent, and gender roles, empowering young people to make informed choices and recognize potentially abusive situations.
    Support community-based initiatives: Empower local communities to identify and address the root causes of violence, such as poverty, inequality, and harmful cultural practices.
    Support for victims and survivors:

    Increase access to safe houses and shelters: Provide safe spaces for victims to escape violence and receive support services.
    Offer comprehensive medical and psychological care: Address the physical and emotional trauma experienced by survivors.
    Empower survivors economically: Provide financial assistance and skills training to help survivors achieve independence and rebuild their lives.

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  1. To address such matter will mean we get really logical about the stats. 1. What are the numbers 2. What are the environment is takes place 3. What are the repeating patterns of such incidents 4. Who are the perpetrator? 5. What are the ages , motivations and spaces of this behaviors by these perpetrRead more

    To address such matter will mean we get really logical about the stats.

    1. What are the numbers
    2. What are the environment is takes place
    3. What are the repeating patterns of such incidents
    4. Who are the perpetrator?
    5. What are the ages , motivations and spaces of this behaviors by these perpetrators?

    When we can map out this, then we can start crafting a solution.

    An example; if this behavior happens more in marriage ; then we can craft out solutions that address that specific space with laws that protect while telling women to review their reasons for marriage.

    This things are simple once first, the victim is ready to be protected, take more protective measures and contribute to eradicating the problem without sentiments.

    When it comes to the women space. I have grown to be more reserved knowing that a large number of women and girls are contributors of their own victimhood & femcide.

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  2. The issue of femicide in Kenya is complex and requires a multi-pronged approach to be effectively addressed. Here are some potential measures that could be taken: Strengthening the legal system: Recognize femicide as a distinct crime: This would ensure stricter penalties for perpetrators and send aRead more

    The issue of femicide in Kenya is complex and requires a multi-pronged approach to be effectively addressed. Here are some potential measures that could be taken:

    Strengthening the legal system:

    Recognize femicide as a distinct crime: This would ensure stricter penalties for perpetrators and send a strong message that such violence is unacceptable.
    Improve enforcement of existing laws: Address the issue of impunity by ensuring thorough investigations, timely prosecutions, and harsher sentences for those convicted of gender-based violence.
    Provide better training for law enforcement and judicial officials: Train them to handle GBV cases sensitively and effectively, including recognizing early warning signs and providing support to victims.
    Prevention and awareness:

    Invest in public awareness campaigns: These campaigns should challenge harmful gender stereotypes, promote gender equality, and encourage positive attitudes towards women and girls.
    Implement comprehensive sex education: This education should address healthy relationships, consent, and gender roles, empowering young people to make informed choices and recognize potentially abusive situations.
    Support community-based initiatives: Empower local communities to identify and address the root causes of violence, such as poverty, inequality, and harmful cultural practices.
    Support for victims and survivors:

    Increase access to safe houses and shelters: Provide safe spaces for victims to escape violence and receive support services.
    Offer comprehensive medical and psychological care: Address the physical and emotional trauma experienced by survivors.
    Empower survivors economically: Provide financial assistance and skills training to help survivors achieve independence and rebuild their lives.

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  4. There's never an excuse for violence. All these victims of femicide deserve justice. The best justice is for this senseless killing to end and the people behind it locked up for good.

    There’s never an excuse for violence. All these victims of femicide deserve justice. The best justice is for this senseless killing to end and the people behind it locked up for good.

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  5. I feel like the only way to end femicide at the moment is by taking swift and drastic actions to the the current perpetrators ie death like it needs to be a bold statement

    I feel like the only way to end femicide at the moment is by taking swift and drastic actions to the the current perpetrators ie death like it needs to be a bold statement

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    There is need for the government to implement inclusive measures to help address the issue of gender based violence, put more effort in the enforcement measures of the current legal frameworks, such as the Sexual Offences Act and the Protection against Domestic Violence Act, will support in ensuringRead more

    There is need for the government to implement inclusive measures to help address the issue of gender based violence, put more effort in the enforcement measures of the current legal frameworks, such as the Sexual Offences Act and the Protection against Domestic Violence Act, will support in ensuring quick prosecution of perpetrators .The following measures should be adopted: increase advocacy, education, and awareness campaigns by non state actors and civil societies will support in ending the implications of GBV and food security on individuals, families, and communities.

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  7. The government of kenya should come up with proper regulation as well as, taking action against the perpetrator to address the issue of Femicide

    The government of kenya should come up with proper regulation as well as, taking action against the perpetrator to address the issue of Femicide

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2 His Answers

  1. We need to do more: More education. More convictions. More stories shared. More protests. More news about the perpetrators. More conversations about femicide.

    We need to do more:

    More education.
    More convictions.
    More stories shared.
    More protests.
    More news about the perpetrators.
    More conversations about femicide.

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  2. Media can play a very significant role by highlighting these stories in a responsible way so as not to arise hate but share valuable information for the public, law system, and organisations that are working towards the ending of femicide.

    Media can play a very significant role by highlighting these stories in a responsible way so as not to arise hate but share valuable information for the public, law system, and organisations that are working towards the ending of femicide.

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  1. Whatever measures are taken, they should be drastic because femicide has almost become part of the daily news. I would suggest a special force is set up specifically to deal with femicide cases. That way they can specialise and focus on eradicating it for good.

    Whatever measures are taken, they should be drastic because femicide has almost become part of the daily news. I would suggest a special force is set up specifically to deal with femicide cases. That way they can specialise and focus on eradicating it for good.

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  2. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I'm considering the death penalty but this means they won't get to continue suffer as the victims are still putting life back together.

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. I’m considering the death penalty but this means they won’t get to continue suffer as the victims are still putting life back together.

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  3. 1. Affordable counselling - I know this is an unpopular opinion but hear me out. Statisticallly, over 50% of the perpetrators are husbands/boyfriends. I think individual counselling will reduce the number of unhinged people we have so that even when they get into relationships, they can better handlRead more

    1. Affordable counselling – I know this is an unpopular opinion but hear me out. Statisticallly, over 50% of the perpetrators are husbands/boyfriends. I think individual counselling will reduce the number of unhinged people we have so that even when they get into relationships, they can better handle relationship stress. Marriage counselling is even better because it means they can get people to help them amicably solve their relationship problems in real time. Family counselling is best because what’s better than a family where kids grow up seeing healthy conflict resolution methods and everyone is heard? Furthermore, family is the building block of the community and I think functional healthy families is the ultimate solution. There’ll always be anomalies though. Can’t do much about those.

    2. Everything Else mentioned above (harsh punishment, strict laws, campaigns, availability os safe houses etc )

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