Domestic violence is still a global menace and with the effect of the covid 19 pandemic, it is even worse. The protection against domestic violence act in Kenya defines domestic violence as repeated insults ridicule, name-calling, threats, and causing any form of pain as against the Kenyan law.
Agnes Tirop who is a beloved athlete and national hero lost her life to domestic violence. She is one of the thousands of women who have lost their lives to domestic violence.Agnes Tirop's husband arrested for her murder"/>
In Kenya violence in relationships is still a rooted problem in society. In rural areas, it is even worse due to less access to information. Harassment is also mentioned under the protection against domestic violence act. Harassment is defined as the following;
Watching or loitering around or near the building where the applicant (victim of violence in this case) lives works, does business, studies, or happens to be. Repeated attempts to contact the applicant in any form or trying to send discomforting deliveries.
As the world aspires to transform the living standards and quality of life more change is needed. Africa as a whole suffers greatly from the retrogressive culture of Gender-based violence. These outdated behaviors have left many widowed and wounded many men and women.
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