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Call to stop violence against women

Violence against women must now stop.
In my community there are a lot of cases that I have observed where women suffer as a result of violence perpetrated on them by close relatives or husbands.
Recently, a young woman married to a medical doctor in the country fell pregnant with her second child. The husband started to have extra marital relationships with other women. When the wife complained she was verbally and physically abused.
Each time the wife was out, the husband would bring some women home. The husband gives the excuse that the wife is not educated.
The wife thought the situation was going to change after giving birth, bit instead it got worse. The wife has become used to the situation.
Its high time men must respect their woman. Violence against women must come to an end.


Commuters in my community face one key challenge, the roguish behavior of urban public transport operators. Travelling from one part of the city to the other has become a daily routine.
Drivers and conductors give us a hard time. Customer care is lacking. The vehicles are always driven at high speed and music from the vehicles is played at maximum volume and passengers struggle to communicate peacefully.
One day I was traveling back home from town in a commuter omnibus. One of the passengers paid a USD10 note for the trip that costs 50 cents. The conductor started to shout obscenities at the man for paying the fare using a big bill.
The passenger remained calm until he reached his destination. When he was about to drop off, the passenger grabbed the conductor and started to assault him. The conductor realized that he was in trouble and he quickly gave the passenger his change.
There is need to local authorities to put in place mechanisms that help passengers so that they do not continue to be at the mercy of drivers and conductors.

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