A lobby that fights for the rights of male victims of domestic violence says its officials will camp in central Kenya for three months to help deal with piling cases of domestic abuse. Maendeleo ya Wanaume chairman Nderitu Njoka said his plate was full, trying to help battered men get legal redress to pull out of abusive marriages. "Central Province is the worst place because women are in the habit of beating up their men. We are here to give women the ‘red card' that such behaviour has to come to an end," he said at the Nyeri Provincial General Hospital, about 150km north of Nairobi, on Wednesday. "Men should be respected as family heads, but in central Kenya, they have been reduced to the role of fathering children before they are dumped," he said. The rising cases of single parenthood, where women were taking it upon themselves to raise children by themselves, and the piling divorce cases were testimony to the sad state of affairs, according to Mr Njoka.Nursing his wounds at the hospital on Wednesday, Mr Kevin Muriuki, 22, swore he would end his six-year marriage over what he termed torture from his wife. The hotel waiter from Skuta Estate is among many husbands in Central Province who claimed they had been battered by their wives.Mr Muriuki showed injuries he said were sustained, including a swollen back, seemingly the result of several whip lashes. His head also had bumps, and he was limping after three men descended on him. His accusing fingers were pointing at his wife, a 21 year-old beautician, whom he claimed hired his attackers. Africa Review*- Revealed: Kenya's region with 'top husband-beaters'