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Leaders castigate Wetang'ula for promoting gender based violence

07 March 2016, 13:19 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - New Ford Kenya leaders from Bungoma and Trans Nzoia Counties on Sunday condemned the assault case involving Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetang'ula and his wife Ann Wetang'ula.

Speaking during a funds drive in aid of Mabanga Catholic Church, the leaders led by Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka and women representatives Reginalda Wanyonyi (Bungoma) and Janet Nangabo (Trans Nzoia) condemned the incident.

Lusaka said that it was a sad for a leader to assault his wife and asked Kenyan men to desist from gender based violence.

"Time for beating women is over and we should set high standards of integrity. Let's love each other so that we can act as a good example," said Lusaka.

His sentiments were echoed by Nangabo who cautioned men against assaulting women on flimsy grounds and instead asked them to love each other.

Read Also: Wetang’ula injured during a fight with his wife

"Women were not created to be beaten. They should serve the purpose; men should also play their role to stop women from looking for other partners to satisfy them. Infidelity is very wrong and we should desist from it," she warned.

Her Bungoma counterpart, Reginalda Wanyonyi asked women to get empowered economically and seek for leadership positions to avoid such cases.

"We could have demonstrated over the assault case but am asking organizations concerned to do the necessary. We cannot allow assault; leaders should be the role models in the society," she said.

Miss Wanyonyi asked Wetang'ula to act as a leader and avoid demeaning incidences that will cost him the country's leadership in 2017.

Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa avoided the issue and instead chose to talk about the voter registration.

He asked governors countrywide to mobilize resources and support the registration exercise.

"Many governors do not understand the constitution well; you should emulate Governor Ken Kusaka who has already supported the IEBC by providing 9 Vehicles to aid in the registration," he said.

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