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Title:Wife-beating among the Abagusero community in Kisii district, Kenya
Authors:Keraka, Margaret Nyanchoka
Subbo, Wilfred K.ISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:Discovery and Innovation (ISSN 1015-079X)
Volume:18
Issue:4
Period:December
Pages:295-303
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., maps
Geographic terms:Kenya
East Africa
Subjects:domestic violence
Gusii
sociology
Wife abuse
Family violence
Women--Abuse of
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/dai/article/view/15757
Abstract:Domestic violence is widespread in Kenya. There are numerous accounts in the Kenyan daily newspapers of violence directed at women by their spouses. There is sufficient evidence to show that cases of violence against women have become more rampant. This article examines the incidence of wife beating amoung the Abagusero community in Kisii. It analyses the causes of wife beating, reasons for its persistence, consequences for the well-being of women and for socioeconomic development. Finally, it discusses possible remedies for wife beating and how the existing legal provisions can be made more effective to minimize the violence. Data were obtained through in-depth interviews with 30 Abagusero married women aged between 35 and 45 who had experienced incidences of violence at the hands of their husband. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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