Elections are supposed to provide hope of a better tomorrow but all they seem to prove is that we are pawns in a game whose stakes we do not understand.
Traditional gender stereotypes allow us to trivialise the danger men face in relationships. It is weak men who get abused. Only abusive boyfriends get passionately murdered. A ‘real man’ never has to wake up in the middle of the night to see if his vitals are intact after a nasty argument with his wife.
Too many public spaces are no longer safe for unaccompanied women and girls, even in broad daylight. It is a social privilege many men in Kenya do not fully appreciate. Privilege is when you believe something is not a problem because it does not affect you personally.