Aspiring presidential candidate Ambassador Esther Waringa has condemned Monday’s incident where a female motorist was sexually abused by boda boda operators after she allegedly hit one of them on Wangari Mathai Road.
Waringa has called for the respect and honour of women in the republic of Kenya.
She has also called upon the Ministry of transport to streamline and regulate the boda boda and matatu sectors respectively.
“We call upon respect for our women and we as women must be honored in the republic of Kenya. Women must be given their space, women must be given a breather and we call upon our security agencies and The Ministry of transport to streamline the bodaboda operators and can we also legislate and regulate the matatu industry,” said Waringa.
Waringa further hailed Chief Justice Martha Koome addressing the matter and calling for the expedition of the case.
”We salute her excellency The Chief Justice, Hon. Martha Koome because she was very quick to address the assault and she called upon justice for women. We salute her because she is going to take affirmative action towards the assault of women in this country,” she said.
Meanwhile Waringa has called on the president to reduce the prices of commodities on this International Women’s Day to make food affordable.
“We are putting pressure on the current government in place. Women cannot cook because of the price of cooking gas. It is too high. Can we start reducing the cost of commodities right now. Your Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, do something. I am sure between now and August the current government is able to do something about the reduction of the cost of commodities,” she said.
If elected president, Waringa has promised to facilitate the realization of the two third gender rule and also empower wome.
She is vying for presidency on an independent ticket, she is also the recipient of the United Nations Distinguished African Leadership Award.
By Jack Odongo and Emmaline Owuor
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