ODM Party Leader and Prime Minister Mr. Raila Odinga on Saturday directed the ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Attorney General to strip off Shelter Afrique’s Managing Director Mr. Alassane Ba of his diplomatic immunity so that he can face charges of assault.
Mr. Odinga said failure to that Ba should instead be declared a persona non grata in Kenya.
Addressing the inaugural Orange Women Democrats League Convention at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi, Mr. Odinga said it was saddening to see how foreigners assault and mistreat Kenyans at the places of work and just get away with it.
The Prime Minister was reacting to reports that Ba had grievously assaulted a Kenyan, Ms. Karen Njeri and had invoked his diplomatic immunity to avoid facing charges. Ms. Njeri is the Finance Manager of the organization.
Shelter Afrique an institution that deal with the development of affordable housing.
The attack is said to have occurred on Thursday at the institutions head quarters in Upper Hill Nairobi. Ba is from Mauritius.
“We cannot allow foreigners to beat Kenyans in our own country” said the PM.
The Prime Minister lamented that the Kenyan woman continues to be the face of poverty 50 years after independence.
He said if elected president he will champion the emancipation of women.
“We cannot continue to discriminate against women,” said the PM. He lauded Kenyan women for overwhelmingly voting for the new constitution which he said will benefit them a lot after the general election.
He said under his government Kenya will have world class hospitals that will offer both affordable and assessable medical aid.