A section of women drawn from different parts of Murang’a county Thursday held a demonstration demanding Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi and his Emurua Dikirr counterpart Johanna Ng’eno apologize to the first family.
They claimed that the two legislators erred by dragging the name of Mama Ngina, mother to President Uhuru Kenyatta into dirty politics.
Led by the county women representative Sabina Chege, the women observed that utterances by the two leaders if not checked may cause skirmishes in the country.
They expressed concerns on sentiments by Sudi he issued on Wednesday vowing not apologize as he claimed he has done nothing wrong.
“We have nothing to do if they think whatever they said is not wrong, we will not force them but leave everything to God,” said Chege.
She defended Mama Ngina saying since the time of the first president, she involved herself in charity works and never involved herself in politics.
“Mama Ngina stayed away from politics and it’s very disrespectful when some of us try to drag her into petty politics. When the President and his deputy William Ruto faced charges at the International Court in Hague, we saw Mama Ngina praying for both leaders but it’s so unfortunate now Sudi thinks the president’s mother is the one who is leading the country,” narrated Chege.
The women representative underscored the role of mothers in any society saying they fulfill a role in the family that no one else can.
“Moms are the emotional backbone of the family. They protect their families’ emotional needs and do everything they can to keep their children from being hurt. Thus, any insult directed to a mother should be condemned with the strongest terms possible,” added Chege who joined the demonstration at Kenol town in Murang’a south sub county.
On her part, vice chairlady of Jubilee party Murang’a branch Ms Rabecca Mwicigi condemned sentiments of the two MPs saying they can fuel chaos in the country.
Mwicigi noted that the country has been peaceful and anything that may spark political animosity and divisions leading to conflicts between communities should be avoided before 2022 elections.
“Let those seeking political support do it in a peaceful way without insults. This country is led by the president and we cannot hide our faces and pretend not to see what the Jubilee government has achieved,” added Mwicigi.
Another woman leader Cecilia Wanjiku called for political tolerance saying women and children suffer most at times of conflicts.
“In this country we have history on how political conflicts affected us and we don’t want some people to take us back through their careless utterances. Let all leaders embrace political tolerance and avoid inciting Kenyans because of their personal interests,” added Wanjiku.
By Bernard Munyao