Sonko in trouble after attack on woman rep

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko makes his way to the city’s Pumwani grounds for the Madaraka Day celebrations while riding on a boda boda on Saturday, June 1, 2019. PHOTO | NAIROBI COUNTY

What you need to know:

  • Federation of Women Lawyers (Fida) called for the governor’s arrest and prosecution for contravening Chapter Six of the Constitution and engaging in hate speech.
  • The incident elicited anger and condemnation from Kenyans on social media who said Mr Sonko’s behaviour amounted to gender-based violence.

  • Fida insist that he must apologise to Passaris and all women in the country for his disrespectful comments.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko came under heavy criticism by leaders and Kenyans on social media over his disrespectful outburst against Woman Representative Esther Passaris during the Madaraka Day celebrations in the county on Saturday.

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