- Daily Nation
Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, on Sunday, September 20, apologised to 17 women leaders, among them Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, during an exclusive meeting he hosted at his Kabarak home.
Addressing the press, Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) Chairperson Gathoni Wamuchomba commended Gideon for apologising to the women over comments made by a member of his party seemingly directed towards former first lady Ngina Kenyatta.
She further disclosed that the senator offered the apology to all women in Kenya noting that they were disparaged by the remarks.
"We thank him (Gideon) for taking the opportunity to apologise to women on behalf of one of their members who had made utterances that enraged women.Baringo Senator Gideon Moi when he hosted 17 women leaders at his Kabarak home on Sunday, September 20, 2020.File
"As the head of KEWOPA and the representative of Kiambu where Mama Ngina resides, we thank you and we believe that no other member will embark on that route," she said.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, a member of the Kenya African National Union (KANU) headed by Gideon, came under condemnation for utterances he made against the first family, specifically Mama Ngina Kenyatta.
He was defending his counterpart Emurua Dikirr MP Johanna Ng'eno, who had made similar utterances against the former first lady.
His remarks landed him in trouble with a contingent of police officers sent to his house on Friday night, September 11, to arrest him.
He was later freed on Friday, September 18, on a Ksh500,000 cash bail by the High Court in Nakuru.
During the Kabarak home meeting, Gideon, while referring to the women as the coalition of the like-minded, disclosed that they discussed issues pertaining to women contained in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
"I am very happy to note that, in the BBI, are issues which uplift the standards of living of women. I have assured them of my personal support and that of our party," stated the senator.
Speaking at the event, Waiguru noted that the team discussed matters centering around the lobby of women issues contained in BBI including two-third gender rule, provision of water, food security, health as well as education.
Other leaders who attended included former Nairobi Speaker Beatrice Elachi, Nyeri County Deputy Governor Caroline Karugu and Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga.
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