Murder at Home


people have been killed in gender violence in 2019

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Who are the victims?

3 in 4 of the people killed in gender violence are women. A majority were killed by their intimate partners.

The victims

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  • Female intimate partner: wife, ex-wife, girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, lover and ex-lover.
  • Male intimate partner: husband, ex-husband, boyfriend, ex-boyfriend, lover and ex-lover.
  • Known to culprit and other relatives: classmate, university mates, friends, mother's lover or ex-lover, father's lover or ex-lover, neighbour, colleague, son in-law, aunt, nephew etc.
  • Self: committed suicide.
Victims by gender and age

Who killed them?

3 in 4 of the perpetrators were male. Most of their victims were intimate partners or children, and a significant number of them committed suicide after the crime.

How were they killed?


Gender-related killings peaked in April.

Where were they killed?

Read gender killing stories

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Gender-based violence can break a woman


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Court rulings in 2019

The project

Murder at Home is the only comprehensive publicly accessible database of deaths resulting from gender violence in Kenya. The project, by Nation Newsplex, collects information from the media, police and court reports documenting the details of persons killed in gender-related violence, including name, age, and relationship with killer, nature of death and where the killing took place.

Explore the database here.

What is included

Death occasioned by an intimate partner, death of a child or a relative resulting from a disagreement between spouses/partners as well as any loss of life in which the victim is sexually violated.

Why the project is important

The recent frequent media coverage of gender-based violence has raised awareness on a trend that needs to be addressed. However, such incidents, standing individually, lack the elements and the nuances needed to adequately understand the phenomenon for appropriate intervention. As one of a kind, the project serves as a point of reference for public discourse and policy formulation at a time when increasingly data plays a central role in decision making.

Read story that explores the issue of intimate partner killing here.

How the project presents the information

This project provides a broad perspective of the problem by analysing and presenting data in a way that establishes context and depicts trend. Murder at Home presents the data and stories through a dynamic dashboard, interactive visualisations, photos and multimedia piece.

How you can contribute

To make every life lost to gender violence count, this project aims at documenting every such killing in Kenya. Be our eye in the community by clicking the Submit tip tab to submit your information, along with video footage, photographs or other related material if available.
Also, email us at to submit tip or any information that will help improve this project.


Research and data compilation: Joshua Mutisya
Story telling: Victor Oluoch and Dorothy Otieno
Data analysis: Daniel Ofula, Dorothy Otieno and Victor Oluoch
Editing: Victor Oluoch and Dorothy Otieno
Dashboard design: Daniel Ofula and Dorothy Otieno
Data visualisation and development: Daniel Ofula
Managing editor: Churchill Otieno
File photos: Nation Library
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