Esther Passaris' Nasty Outburst Causes a Stir Online

  • Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris speaking at a past rally Twitter
  • Nairobi Women Representative, Esther Passaris, was at the end of a barrage of tweets, following an online Q&A session that took a turn for the worse on Thursday.

    The fiery interactions erupted once a user, Imani, questioned the leader on what she had done for her constituents.

    "Esther, we elected you to fix those things you’re talking about. It’s been nearly two years, what institutional changes have you proposed so far?" Imani posed.

    Passaris went on the offensive, referring to Imani as a two-year-old, going on to add that it was not her job to fix everyone's' problems.

    Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris

    "If you expected me to fix it all because you elected me, you expected far too much amid all the 'confusion'. I can't fix what you yourself don't aspire to fix. Next time you vote, think twice," the Women Rep tweeted.

    This elicited hundreds of reactions from netizens, calling for her head, but the Nairobi Women rep had had enough and dished out nasty responses of her own.

    "I am forthright. Would you rather I accept all that's thrown at me like a 'little good girl'. If a man said the exact same thing I said would it be rude or bold?" she tweeted in response to a user who had termed her reply to Imani as rude.

    Some of the reactions and responses were laced with so many expletives, that they were deemed unprintable.

    Netizens had at first questioned Passaris' support for the recently proposed night allowance bill, which she vehemently defended by stating that the extra funds would help her in catering to her constituents.

    "We have a long way to go. I can't say no to extra cash to help the many 'cases' that the 'system' neglects by design," she divulged.

    Passaris stood her ground, returning fiery tweets with equal, if not greater, measure.

    "Ask your father and mother what they think of me. You might learn a thing or two about women including your own mother, wife, sister, daughter. Hopefully, you will learn that sex is overrated as an income earner," she responded to a tweet questioning her character.

    Here are some of the interactions on the Women Rep's timeline that caused a stir:

    A screenshot of some of the responses to Esther Passaris' tweets, July 11, 2019