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We will speak for them, Janet Mbugua speaks on rape culture after Adelle Onyango’s attack

Janet Mbugua says she is in solidarity
  • It all started when controversial blogger Cyprian Nyakundi commented on a picture taken by Janet and Adelle.
  • Adelle who features in BBC 100 women was the host in session that creates conversations around rape culture and sexual harassment in societies.  

Janet Mbugua has come out to address the provocative comment made by controversial blogger Cyprian Nyakundi over bubbly Radio Presenter Adelle Onyango

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Janet Mbugua,  a former News anchor said that she was writing to support women who had added their voice in the message against rape culture.

“So I write this post in solidarity with Adelle Onyango and any other woman or man who has spoken out against rape culture and sexual harassment and instead been victimized or judged.” She wrote on her blog.

Mbugua said it was unfortunate that some men could not see that their sisters, friends well known to them could be victims of this unfortunate ordeal.

As for you…yes, you…don’t laugh at rape….. I would look at the women and girls in my life that I love most and realize that they too could be victims.”

Adelle with Janet Mbugua

Her message coming a few days after the seemingly ‘innocent attack’ by Nyakundi over rape. The blogger came under fire as he was accused of distasteful commentary on serious issue whose threat to modern world was real apprehensively imminent in some occasions.

Adelle Onyango in rejoinder indicted the blogger of hiding behind ignorance to buttress violence, rape and objectification of women.

“Cyprian no, I will not pardon your ignorance, I will not forgive that YOU just like for the man who raped me this post is not about sex but is all about objectification, power and control.

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“I will not forgive you for what your post did to me mentally and emotionally” She wrote on her Instagram

 In her post the morning show host sent a message to women who have undergone gender based violence, sexual abuse and discrimination telling them to keep the faith alive. “I dedicate this to anyone who has ever been hurt in the name of masculinity.”

In her message, Janet Mbugua stressed this saying that they would speak for the silent women who might have experienced unfortunate incident and were not audacious enough to speak up.

“This woman is raped into silence, trauma and defeat. Some of these women are too affected to speak and so we will speak for them. You don’t have to like it.”


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