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Increasing levels of violent deaths threaten Kenya's social fabric - 3 months ago, 17 Feb 13:02

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“Man held over wife’s killing, terrorist attack leaves scores dead, teenager commits suicide, daughter held over elderly father’s death…”

These are sample news headlines that have dominated the media barely two months into the year have may have set a new national record, sparking off debate in offices, homes, social media and social places about the state of Kenyan society.

The grotesque levels of violence, lawlessness and serial killings may not have pricked the country’s conscience but have definitely shifted focus on womenfolk who are apparently the main casualties.

Safety options are gradually shrinking. Ominously, the danger is lurking everywhere...in homes, streets, workplaces; and the list grows with the victims cutting across all ages and gender.

Are people now, more than before, quick to resort to monstrous levels of violence in fixing love triangles, business deals that have gone sour, intrafamily vendetta or business rivalry?

According to the Economic ...
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