Media personality Janet Mbugua is set to participate in a dark vigil on Valentine's Day, shedding light on the ongoing battle against femicide. As the anticipation for this year's Valentine's Day builds, Mbugua's involvement in this dark vigil is dedicated to honoring the memory of women who have tragically fallen victim to femicide.
"It might be Valentine’s Day week, but there’s a darkness that hovers. This is because many who we should be celebrating love with, are instead being grieved," she wrote
She outlined actions to undertake in order to preserve the memory of our sisters who have fallen victim to brutal killings.
On Wednesday, February 14th, a Dark Valentine vigil is scheduled at the University of Nairobi Main Campus from 4 PM to 7 PM. This vigil serves as a commemoration and memorial for our lost sisters, also aiming to exert pressure on Parliament and County Assemblies, which are set to open on February 13, 2024, to address and act upon the demands outlined in our delivered petition. Locations for additional similar vigils will be provided shortly, so please stay tuned. Help spread the word, and if possible, attend. Feel free to bring along your friends, partners, and family.
Ahead of the national vigil, if you are able to, please send some items to support those who will be participating. Items include: candles, water, flowers, handkerchiefs. Send them to Shem Plaza, Lusaka Rd, 5th floor. Contact 0740616551 for more information.
On January 27th, a gathering took place at Jeevanjee Gardens, followed by a march in Nairobi's Central Business District, aimed at combating femicide.