BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH OCT,2021-Media personality Janet Mbugua has taken to twitter to condemn gender-based violence and its increased incidents in Kenya. In a Tweet on Monday, the mum of two expressed her dismay with the increasing incidents of gender-based violence in the country.
“I am saddened by increasing incidents of gender-based violence. Over the last decade I have joined my voice to efforts to #EndGBV.” She Tweeted.
“I condemn all forms of GBV irrespective of who is involved and will continue to speak out against it. We have laws in Kenya and justice must prevail.”
Janet is also founder of the Inua dada foundation, an initiative whose main goal is to empower, uphold the dignity and protect the rights of all girls.
Gender-based violence has been on the rise in Kenya.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) are calling on the Kenyan government to declare femicide and gender-based violence a National Disaster.
FIDA chairperson, Nancy Ikilu made the appeal in response to the brutal killing of former Olympian Agnes Tirop.
She added that Kenya was on a worrying trend and the organization is concerned over the safety of women and girls.
Ikulu said Kenyans continue to wake to daily news of women who have been killed by their spouses or partners
“Many times, we have expressed horror at the rising rate of femicide in the country,”she added.
“Women rights are human rights and no woman deserves to be killed no matter the circumstances.”