CS Kobia hits out at Sonko over Passaris slur

By Vincent Kejitan | Friday, Jun 7th 2019 at 15:41
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Youth and Gender affairs CS Margaret Kobia has strongly condemned the recent attacks aimed at Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris, terming them worrying.

Through a statement seen by Ureport, Kobia expressed her concern at the ongoing onslaught on women in leadership positions in the country.

“Today I join other women leaders in condemning the recent unfortunate attacks directed at Hon Esther Passaris...

“Many other Kenyan women experience these assaults and continue suffering in silence. No woman leader deserves to suffer the ignominy of such public utterances,” she said.

Further, the CS pointed out that the normalization of gender-based violence is worrying and sets a bad precedent for children.

“As a country, we must have a difficult dialogue of introspection in search of means to arrest the escalating human rights violation.

“Leaders need to exercise self-restraint and self-control,” she said.

During Madaraka Day celebrations, Passaris differed with Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and during the latter’s speech, the woman rep walked away after the governor made some disparaging remarks about her.

It, however, did not end there as Sonko was hosted by Jeff Koinange on JKL and continued with his narrative, forcing the show to be abandoned halfway.

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