A group of men from Ishiara village in Embu has agreed to assist their wives in doing house chores to avoid domestic violence. They affirmed that they will be taking part in laundry, preparing kids for school, collecting firewood, cooking, among other duties.
According to the village elder, the decision was arrived at Upper Athi Meeting which seeks solution to men who are beaten by their wives. One of the members identified as Moses Njeru claimed that he had previously been colliding with his wife for removing and leaving dirty clothes outside for her to wash.
He however claimed that nowadays he has changed and assist his wife in washing and hanging clothes, as well as cooking for the family. His wife confirmed claiming that her husband has really changed thanking God for giving her such a wonderful husband.
"Nowadays my husband wakes up before everyone else in the house, prepares breakfast and even collects firewood. I thank God for bestowing me with such a husband (loosely translated from Kikuyu)," she claimed.
Statistics disclose that cases of domestic violence against men are many but majority opt to keep quiet to avoid embarrassment and discrimination.
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