Cabinet Secretary Margaret Kobia

Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Margaret Kobia has condemned the recent attack on Nairobi Women Mp Esther Passaris by Governor Mike Sonko.

Kobia said the attack on Passaris was a manifestation on the ongoing onslaught on women leadership position in the country.

In a press statement Kobia said the attack on Passaris during Madaraka day was an indication that gender based violence was being normalized in the country.

Kobia said many women continue suffering in silence and it was time the country must have a dialogue on way to arrest the escalating human rights violation.

“The ministry will continue to work with stakeholders to ensure no individual suffers abuse or have their rights violated as a consequence of their gender,all Kenyans male and female should work together to realize the Kenyan of our dream,” Noted Kobia

Just like the drama that has unfolded this week between Sonko and Passaris,FIDA Executive Director Teresia Omondi also called on National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), Inspector General of Police and the Director of Criminal Investigation should act swiftly on Sonko for contravening Chapter Six of the Constitution and engaging in hate speech.

During an interview on the JK Live show on Citizen TV on Wednesday night,Sonko brought with him text messages and audio clips of his chats with the Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris as well as documents to defend himself against accusations made by her during the recent Madaraka Day fete.

The Governor had lashed out at her at the celebrations after she complained about delays in approving a project, and raised concern that the city chief did not answer her calls.

The incident elicited anger and condemnation from Kenyans on social media who said Mr Sonko’s behavior amounted to gender-based violence.

The host of the show, Jeff Koinange barred the Governor from revealing all of the messages he had come with.

He later walked out of the show and went live on Facebook to display the correspondences from April 30.


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