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Exclusive: Octopizzo addresses femicide,’Nobody deserves to die!’

Rapper Octopizzo has taken a bold stance, urging more men to speak out in response to the alarming surge in femicide cases across the country.

In an exclusive interview with Nairobi News, Octopizzo expressed his deep concern about the prolonged existence of such cases, emphasizing that the gravity of the issue extends far beyond what makes it to the media.

“It is very heartbreaking. It has been going on for a very long time. These are just a few cases that have made it in the media. Those that have not made it on media are so many,” Octopizzo lamented.

He called for more decisive action from authorities, highlighting instances where individuals have been reported multiple times to police stations without appropriate actions being taken.

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The rapper emphasized the need for a collective societal awakening, urging individuals not to trivialize the issue until it personally affects them.

“People take it lightly until it happens to your sister, your daughter, or even your mother. We should not victimize the victims. It is so wrong, and we should have more men’s voices about femicide,” he stated firmly.

Octopizzo asserted that no one deserves to lose their life, regardless of the circumstances, emphasizing that even those engaged in criminal activities should not meet fatal consequences.

He stressed the importance of valuing human life and condemned deliberate acts of violence that result in loss of life.

In a move towards tangible change, Octopizzo revealed that he is working on an application designed to enhance the safety of women by providing them with crucial information in case of danger.

While keeping details under wraps until the app’s completion, the rapper acknowledged the broader spectrum of security concerns, including cases of kidnapped children, calling for a collective effort to uphold human values and protect vulnerable individuals.

“I will give more details about the app after it goes through. There are so many cases, even our kids being kidnapped. We should also try and do our best as human beings and stop losing our values,” Octopizzo said.

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On Saturday, January 27, women and feminists across Kenya united in a collective demonstration against the escalating incidents of femicide.

The widespread protest, known as the ‘Feminists March Against Femicide,’ took place in 11 counties: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Homabay, Turkana, Kilifi, Machakos, Kisii, and Nyeri.