OMOTAYO, J. A. Eldoret, KENYA October 15, 2014
This is madness, and it is a disturbing news trend. Killing a wife is not the only way out of a troubled marriage. There is still room for divorce. And where the law is strict against divorce, there is room for separation. Separation is as good as that of a married couple leaving in different towns, states or countries as a result of gainful employment.
Living with a woman can be frustrating. But that is often the situation. Everyman wants to marry his wife. But rather than being a wife, she turns to be a woman in the home (I shall explain: A wife is always caring and supportive, but a woman is always aggressive and demanding). 80-90% of marriages are like that. It does not matter the age, time, location, education, wealth or royalty. For example, King David was forced to cause his wife.
Husbands must note that even if they do not need the women in their homes, the children would definitely need them. Killing such women is denying the children motherly part of their existence. Again, some of these women are daughters of other parents with permanent biological, economic, social and spiritual attachements. I cannot imagine hearing that my son-in-law has killed my daughter or vice versa. Killing of women in the home should be condemned, no matter the grievances involved.
For safety reasons, women who have troubles in their marriages should not argue with thier husbands when there are no elderly third parties. And when an argument is getting too strong, such women should vacate the home until peace returns.
Leave my HOME is better than leave my WORLD. Those who leave homes can return but not those who leave the world. God save Nigeria.