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Battered woman quits marriage, seeks solace - 2 months ago, 11 Feb 00:14

Agnes Aineah

When Benta Akinyi stepped into  offices, one’s gaze was immediately drawn to her heavily scarred face.

Perhaps used to the stares, Ms Akinyi exhibited little signs of self-consciousness. She simply made herself comfortable and started recounting a beating she got from her husband the previous night.

“He has turned into a monster that beats me senseless. When I regain consciousness he asks why I am not dead. He keeps reminding me that he will kill me, and I think he means it,” said Akinyi.

Akinyi said she had reported the assault by her husband at Karuri Police Station, where her case was booked for investigation. But, she said, police were not helping.

“I have been to the police station countless times, but no one is helping me. That’s why my husband feels invincible. Each time I report, they dismiss me saying those are domestic issues. I have also been to ...
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