Leaders lament increase in killings, call for youth dialogue

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Funeral service of Ivy Wangechi, a Moi University medical student who was hacked to death by her alleged lover
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A section of political leaders and the clergy have expressed the need to have a national youth dialogue to understand their predicaments in life.            

The leaders who included Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Mathira’s  Rigathi Gachagua and Murang’a women representative Sabina Chege noted that the youth are turning to weird behaviors mainly killing their love partners whenever they differ.

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They were speaking at Gatukuyu PCEA church grounds, Mahiga ward, Othaya Sub County during the funeral of Ivy Wangechi, a Moi University medical student who was hacked to death by her alleged lover.

Hundreds of mourners, including Moi University fraternity thronged the grounds to bid farewell to Wangechi, 25, who speakers described as a brilliant student who had opted for a course that most of her colleagues shied from pursuing.

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In his sermon, Revered Simon Njuguna of the PCEA Makongeni in Thika, lamented the increasing number of deaths related to love affairs.

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Quoting the Economic Survey of 2018, Reverend Njuguna said that last year there were 2,751 deaths compared to 2,048 in 2017.

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He attributed some of them to the moral decay of our society and urged political leaders to engage the youths and find solutions to their problems to contain the trend.

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