Meet university student ‘Counting Dead Women’ around Kenya

Master's student Audrey Mugeni with Dr Kathomi Gatwiri (right) who run the ‘Counting Dead Women’ project. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The project tracks the number of women falling victim to femicide

  • This year, the country has had numerous cases of murdered women, as reported in the news media.      

  • Yet national statistics do not indicate the gender of those killed

When she is not at university, Audrey Mugeni is updating her spreadsheet. Every month, she adds more names. In one column, a grim question needs answering: ‘What killed this woman?’

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