Statistics from the United Nations indicate that Egyptian women are ‘world number one’ in abusing and beating their husbands.
Egypt is followed by the United Kingdom and India in the ranking. The data, shows that 66 percent of wives who abuse and beat their husbands apply for divorce.
Husbands who suffer abuse often have no other way to defend themselves from the violence except by suing their wives.
The report also indicates wives who abuse their husbands not only use their hands but also tools like pins, belts, weapons, kitchen tools and shoes.
Some even go to the extent of using sleeping pills in order to beat and burn their husbands while they are asleep.
According to Maendeleo ya Wanaume (Mawe), research carried out in 10 counties indicates that 2.8 million men have been victims of domestic violence in Kenya.
The organization’s chairman Nderitu Njoka further said seven out of 10 men have experienced physical, emotional and economic abuse.
The survey was conducted in Nairobi, Nyeri, Kilifi, Kisumu, Kitui, Kisii, Kakamega, Meru, Homa Bay and Nakuru.
Victims of male abuse are afraid of reporting the incidences because of stigmatization and victimization from the society.