Nairobi CBD on Saturday witnessed a total shutdown during an anti-femicide protest by Kenyan women who came out in their thousands to express their anger and frustrations following a series of cold-blooded killings targeting young women across the country.
Endorsed by over 151 women’s organizations in Kenya, the march kicked off at the Jivanjee Gardens at 10 am and also took place in Kisumu, Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Turkana, Vihiga, Nakuru, Kisii, Machakos, Nyeri, Kwale and Busia.
“I have spoken to several Cabinet Secretaries and said that the President’s voice needs to be heard on this issue. We need the President to speak on it. We need him to understand the families of these girls who have been brutally murdered have got so much trauma and they need to feel that the State is acting on their behalf,” Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris said after protestors demanded answers on what she has done as the City woman rep to protect young women.
— The People’s Watchman (@bonifacemwangi) January 27, 2024
Feminists, Human Rights Defenders, People Living with Disabilities, Women survivors of Gender Based Violence, Torture, and Human Trafficking, and Women working in the informal sector were part of today’s march.