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Activists Decry Assault on Women Leaders

Human Rights activists in Kisii County have condemned recent spates of harassment meted on women leaders and demanded that the rule of law as enshrined in the bill of rights  must be upheld.

The cited recent assault of a Nairobi Member of the County Assembly who captured in full glare of the media cameras being  clobbered by a police officers at the City Hall.

Addressing the Press in Kisii town, the activists called for justice for Mlango Kubwa’s ward representative Patricia Mutheu after a video clip of the incident went viral causing uproar in most quarters.

Reiterating Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiangi’s condemnation of the chaos that have bedeviled the assembly, human rights activist Hawa Ali also condemned an incident in Kisii County assembly where nominated women MCAs were thrown out of the house on 25th June after asking for development allowances like those offered to their male counterparts.

Hawa demanded that all human rights be upheld as is stipulated in the constitution adding that they were saddened by the happenings against women.

Walter Mounde appealed for leaders in the upper and lower houses to respect women, uphold their positions and stop all manner of brutality.

Karen Magara accused the Kisii MCAs of reprimanding those who aired divergent views from theirs.

Magara who was thrown out of the house for three months said she was ready to pay the price for demanding for women’s rights.

Esnas Nyaramba applauded Interior CS Matiangi for disarming those police officers who brutalized the Nairobi MCA and urged him to bring them all to book so that they can serve as an example to those with similar motives.

This comes even as women human activists in Mombasa decried the attack on Mutheu describing it as inhuman and indecent behavior

By Clinton Nyamumbo and Jane Naitore

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