The Femicide Procession was conducted in Eldoret town with the theme ‘End femicide’
The processions started at Central Primary to Nandi Gardens where the meeting took place.
Speaking to the press Mercy Jepkurui Uasin Gishu County Assembly nominated MCA said women killing should be stopped with immediate effect.
“We are here today to just pass one message, we asking the men to please stop killing us we are tired, we are sad, we cannot do this anymore. The sad thing is sad women are killed with the people whom they know,” she said.
She says the lasting solution to this menace is that the penalty for killing women should be life imprisonment.
“We are asking the government to declare femicide a National Emergency and to put measures that will protect women and put perpetrators of the same in jail for life,” she said.
Benedine Kipruto the chair of Civil Society Network Uasin Gishu County called upon each one to stop killing women, because they suffer a lot.
“We are calling upon the law enforcers to ensure that they follow up to the latter and justice is served. Stop Killing women,” she said.
Emily Chepkuto from Uasin Gishu Civil Society Organization says “The solution to this menace is that the government should empower women with programs that will empower women financially and be independent,”
David Lelei Coordinator Uasin Gishui Civil Society Network urged men urged men to come out and talk for them to be assisted since killing women is not a solution.
Joseph Dolly Civil Society Network member and one of the event planners called on the police to apprehend the suspects and the judiciary to fasten the hearing and judgment of the cases since they take a long to be heard and determined.
“Sadly, it has been documented that such cases take long to be prosecuted placing the victims of such acts into a state of mental illness as they await the successful perpetration of perpetrators,” he said.
Ben Kibet- “I want to call upon the government to come up with laws that anyone who will be found to have killed a woman stern actions should be taken against him.
Mariam Suleiman from the Center against Torture says “.It disheartening when a man takes a woman to a lodging and thereafter kills her. If you are not interested in a woman please leave her alone. Men stop killing women.
Judith Cherubet Representative of PWDs said it’s unfair to take someone’s life because of love.
Sharon Kiptoo is an activist from Uasin Gishu “The government should intervene to ensure no one’s life is lost in the name of love,” she said.