Women in Limuru, a town located about 40 kilometres northwest of Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, are a deeply worried lot. Reason? The region has been literally hit by a shortage of what they term as ‘real’ men, tuko.ce.ke has reported.
A section of the women held peaceful demonstration in Ndeiya ward of the County on Thursday June 5 claiming that most of their men, including young men, are registering dismal performance in the bedroom.
Overindulgence in alcohol, the women claimed, has seen men technically abandon their homes and abdicated their bedroom obligations at the expense of their wives.
So bad is the situation that the women claim, only a handful of newly married women are pregnant as binging takes most of their husband’s time.
“If you walk in this village, you will find so many young married women but only a few are pregnant,” Nancy Wangare, one of the protesters said.
Wangare adds that soon the women will have no option but seek for men outside Limuru to sire children with.
According to statistics by the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA), more than 450,000 Kiambu county residents spend at least KSh 300 each on alcohol everyday. This translates to KSh 14 million in a day.
The apparent ‘desperate housewives’ are now calling on the government to ensure strict enforcement of the famous Mututho rule in the area which restrict drinking hours from 5 PM-11 PM on weekdays and 2PM-11 PM for weekends.
According to them, some rogue bar owners are flouting the rules thus exacerbating the situation. They demanded that the licences of such operators be withdrawn.