MURDER IN THE RISE

Brutal murder is currently on the rise, there has been numerous cases of people killing each other, a good example is Kelvin Akal, a 24 year old Kisumu resident who murdered his 70 year old grandmother Jane Anyango on 5th April 2021 monday afternoon at Kisumu Nyalenda slum

Even before dust settled, there was another murder case. A police officer, Hillary Mutyambai, attached to CS Fred Matiangi’s office, shot and killed his wife Pauline Wakasa, then turned the gun on himself.


A recent story done by KNN reveals that, love and religious neglect is the cause of some of these murders. ” A man finds another man in his girlfriend’s house, that’s how murder happens” says Hamisi Mohammed. Poverty and depression are also believed to be the main causes of such murders. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZhn-cGO2c4)
Back home in Kibra, Gatwekera, in the month of march 2021, a man murders his wife by chopping out her private part using a machete leaving her in a critical condition and escape, just later to be found dead in the house by the neighbors who said that they were used to seeing the husband and wife having conflict almost everyday. It’s hard nowadays to relax watching news, being that, the first thing we see is, “BREAKING NEWS” of murder cases in each seconds, minutes, hours that passes by, and this, has to STOP!. It’s high time we go back to our humanity culture, where we used to be our brother’s keeper and to stop the mentality of so called “Human Being” and to embrace the mentality of “Being Human”.
Problems only get solved when people stop ignoring them, we tend to ignore the red flag that we come across either in the relationships or in the family issues. The best way to change our community and to save innocent souls away from murder cases is by identifying our problems and devoting our power and energy to finding the best solutions.

Author: Evelyne Awuor

About Steve Banner

I’m a Video Editor, Videographer, Photographer and Blogger with over ten years of experience covering stories for Kibera News Network in Kibera, Kangemi, Mukuru and Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya. I'm the main blogger for Voice Of Kibera blog writing stories from Kibera slums since 2013. Using my editing skills acquired at the Action-Aid Doctivist Media Training, I started my own entertainment publisher named VibeNo_8 that consists of a blog site (vibeno8.wordpress.com) and a YouTube Channel (VibeNo.8 TV) My passion is telling stories about community issues. In the past, I’ve done stories about incomplete government projects dealing with water and housing in Nairobi slums. My goal is to amplify the voice of my neighbors and fellow slum dwellers. My film-making skills also led-me to pursue disc jockey, where I graduated with Certificate in music structure and beat matching at the Rockers Entertainment Deejay Academy in 2015 My work has sharpened my skills in using different editing software namely Vegas Pro, Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro as well as photo editing tools such as Photoshop I have been part of the team doing Live broadcast for Kibera News Network using a camera and the OBS software I currently run all the social media sites for Kibera News Network as well as my personal project social media sites that include VibeNo_8 and Creatives 254 I'm an ambitious and hardworking person always giving my best and everything that I do
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