Letter from the editor

Dear readers, "We are not punching bags", activists have said over the years. However, for some, it is easy to walk the streets in protest of such behaviour; after all, they are independent, or perhaps they did not marry men whose manners make even the most uncivilised of animals squirm in repulsion.

Dear readers,

“We are not punching bags”, activists have said over the years. However, for some, it is easy to walk the streets in protest of such behaviour; after all, they are independent, or perhaps they did not marry men whose manners make even the most uncivilised of animals squirm in repulsion.

However, for others, terror has taken over their lives. When the doors of a home are firmly shut, the only vibe in the room is the fear coming from a woman with two black eyes, a broken hip bone and some missing teeth, courtesy of her husband’s brutal blows.

What started out as a fairytale slowly takes a dangerous turn, most times without the slightest hint. This week, we look at a few women who have been on the receiving end of a man’s fist and the courage it took them to put an end to it.

How much do you care about your friends? Would you stand by and do nothing knowing that your friend’s husband was up to no good? Or would you simply let them figure it out as adults seeing as it has nothing to do with you? The counselor gives advice to a lady whose friend seems to be in the line of trouble should she insist on staying true to the douche she calls hubby.

Inside are more stories that will interest you on entrepreneurship, health and nutrition.

Enjoy the weekend.

Rachel Garuka