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Sunday
May242009

1.5m men are victims of domestic violence (Kenya)

A report by a lobby group championing men's rights on Sunday said over 1.5 million in Kenya are victims of domestic violence daily. The Maendeleo ya Wanaume organisation said even though they are battered by their wives, men find it difficult to report this to authorities for fear of social ridicule. The findings show the campaign for the rights of the women has led to a reverse of the scenario and now men are at the centre of violence. The group carried out a survey in 40 selected districts in Kenya's provinces from August 2008 and has found out that between 1 and 1.5 million men are domestically abused by women daily.

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