Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago has come out to air his opinion on the recently witnessed spate of murders against women by their male partners.
Addressing the media last week on the sidelines of the Youth Empowerment Summit, Governor Mandago advised young men not to invest too much emotions in relationships as it may lead to frustrations when it (relationship) ends.
According to the Uasin Gishu county boss, a relationship “is not a matter of life or death,” and that young people should learn how to take rejection in stride and move on.
“If we have 10 million marriages in Kenya, I will tell you for free, probably only 50 people married their first girlfriends. Why are you under pressure?” Posed the governor.
“If she says ‘No’, tell her ‘Thank you very much, I wish you well’ and when you meet later greet each other.”
Governor Mandago also stated: “And, please, if you think you have reached the wall, I would also want to encourage young people that go talk to someone. Go share your problem, don’t keep it to yourself, that is why you will end up killing.”
The governor’s remarks follows uproar from Kenyans over the rise in femicide cases in the country sparked by an incident where Moi University student Ivy Wangeci was brutally hacked to death by Naftali Kinuthia outside the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital on April 9, 2019.