Men battered over ‘low libido’By AFRICAREVIEW.COM | Friday, March 2 2012 at 12:11
Kenya's Internal Security assistant minister Orwa Ojode Thursday said in Parliament that the main reasons why women battered their husbands in the country's central region were inability to satisfy them sexually and overindulgence in illicit brews.
The minister disclosed further that only five cases of husband battering had been reported to the police in Nyeri County, despite the high number of occurrences in many homes in the region.
In the case of Nyeri, he said, stress arising from unemployment and failure by men to provide for their families had been cited as one contributing factor. (READ: Irony of battered men in Mungiki backyard)
Yatta MP Charles Kilonzo had asked how many men had been battered by their wives in Nyeri County over the last three years and what the ministry was doing to discourage the menace.
Responding, Mr Ojode said police and the provincial administration had launched a crackdown on illicit brews and creation of employment to curb consumption of illicit brews.
Nominated MP Amina Abdalla said such problems could be handled well through the enactment of the Family Protection Bill and urged the Cabinet to expedite it.
Molo MP Joseph Kiuna said the problem in Nyeri was serious and should not be taken lightly.
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