Muranga Women Rep Sabina Chege Breaks Down During Her Speech at Embrace Rally in Muranga

Muranga Women Rep breaks down during her speech.

Muranga Women Rep Sabina Chege broke down during her speech at the hugely successful Embrace rally held in Kenol area, Muranga County.The Women Representative was giving a speech on current political affairs in the country as well as the enless brutality meted on women, both in politics as well as their personal lives.

More than 20 women leaders speaking at Kimorori grounds in Kenol market yesterday, also condemned attacks on women, singling out the parliamentary fracas between Wajir West MP Rashid Amin and his county counterpart Fatuma Gedi at Parliament.The forum anchored by county representatives has been visiting counties with a message of peace and national cohesion to unite the over 45 million Kenyans. Donning their now characteristic white dresses with pink scarfs or flowers, the women said they would not tolerate violence from men.

“We shall not fight physically, we refuse to be beaten, and we are standing with these two women today. Walk with your heads held high, you shall not bring us down,” said Sabina Chege.

On her part, Nairobi Women Rep Esther Passaris said that women were 52 per cent of the Kenyan population and it was time to stand up and condemn femicide and gender-based violence.

“The President has implemented two-thirds gender rule in his Cabinet and yet the National Assembly has failed to pass the law. We must not give up in our quest for equal representation,” she said.

Mombasa Woman Representative Asha Hussein said women should be respected and have a crucial role to play in propagating peace and cohesion. Kanu nominated Senator Abushiro Halake said the over Sh3 trillion budget unveiled by the Executive should ensure that the counties get adequate funding to uplift lives at the grassroots.

Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi supported the peace initiative started by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, saying Kenyans were free to do business in any part of the country. Kigumo MP Ruth Mwaniki said the government should ensure that funds allocated to the coffee sector benefit farmers.

The MP said there was need for the government to address challenges faced by tea farmers. She said the farmers were disappointed with marketing of their produce following low payments.“There is need for Ministry of Agriculture and Kenya Tea Development Agency to address the issue to ensure farmers get better payment,“ she said.

Leaders present were Maison Leshomo (Samburu), Abushiro Harake, Mishi Mboko (Likoni), Pamela Odhiambo (Migori), Florence Mutua (Busia), Christine Ombaka (Woman Rep Siaya), Naisula Lesuuda (Samburu East), Gedi and Public Service Administrative Secretary Rachel Shebesh.

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