There’s more to Ivy Wangeci’s murder than femicide
- Don’t get me wrong. I know we have level minded people out here who deserve to the hallowed title of a feminist.
- But majority of people masquerading as Feminist do not even understand the meaning of the word.
I found myself in an unusual role of a mediator last Saturday when two female friends got into a full blown argument over the recent violent death of Ivy Wangechi who was axed to death by her alleged boyfriend Naftali Kinuthia.
This has been an emotive topic that has aroused mixed feelings from both men and women. The two disagreed on whether Ivy’s murder signalled an increase in femicide.
One friend argued that Ivy’s murder was a case of the increased attacks on women by men as a result of “love”.
My other friend argued the problem is not the man but the whole society and this horrific incident should be a wakeup call on how rotten the society is and how it is a high time we include the boy child in conversations rather than making it a man versus woman issue.
A young girl with a promising future just lost her life, but all the conversations dominating online chats are those made by some clueless fellows who only want to appear intelligent by appearing to make a point on an ongoing volatile topics.
Don’t get me wrong. I know we have level minded people out here who deserve to the hallowed title of a feminist. But majority of people masquerading as Feminist do not even understand the meaning of the word.
Nobody deserves for their life to be ended and in such an inhumane way. Our forefathers must be turning in their graves.
They must be asking themselves on where they might have gone wrong. I mean did they not show us how they solved conflict especially when it involved a woman or a man.
Men would face each other in a fight until one of them surrenders for having been overpowered. The looser would probably go and lick his wounds elsewhere after being forbidden from making any contact with the other man’s woman.
Why have men and women turned against each other in this digital age where we are supposed to be more advance.
Between January 1, 2019 and April 13, 2019 only, 40 women have been murdered, this is according to data from Counting Dead Women Kenya.
Figures that have made subjective feminists spam social media timelines with opinions that sometimes lack objectivity.
By SYLVANIA AMBANI