Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris today led hundreds of women in protests condemning the attack on former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in Rift Valley.
Passaris termed the attack as “barbaric” and a wedge to the efforts of maintaining national peace especially during this electioneering period.
“We are gathered here as the young women from Azimio La Umoja. The reason we are here today is because we are doing a peaceful protest against what happened to our presidential candidate Raila Amollo Odinga. That was a very unfortunate event where stones were thrown at his chopper. We are here with flowers to state that we are giving flowers not stones,” said Esther Passaris.
The protestors wore matching blue outfits and carried banners written “Achana na Baba” as they went on distributing the roses to on-lookers, pedestrians and even motorists.
In front of the parliament gates the Nairobi Women Rep urged the members of parliament and other policy makers to keep the peace during campaigns and protect the state of the country from leaders who would want to cause violence.
“What we want to encourage our members of parliament and leaders is that they should not be part of the people who are organizing young people out there to be the ones that are throwing stones,” said Passaris.
Passaris also urged the young citizens not to be coerced into engaging in any violent acts and to maintain the peace of the country.
“Young Women and Men, do not be used in the wrong way. Do not be used to throw stones when they come at you and tell you to throw stones tell them that you will throw flowers,” urged the women rep.
Esther Passaris assured that Hon. Raila Odinga is a father of the country and a peaceful man and that he should be left to do his campaign in peace.
By Jack Odongo
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