MCA in Kayole South accuses colleague of assault
24 March 2016, 17:37
Nairobi – A female Kayole South Member
of County Assembly (MCA), Elizabeth Manyala has accused Majority leader Elias
Otieno for physically assaulting her.
According to The Star she
sustained injuries on her head and neck when he pushed her against the wall of
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The assault came after she refused
to approve funds allocated for a group of women travelling to Mombasa next week
for their netball game.
Otieno denied the allegations and instead
accused Manyala of trying to beat him in his office.
He said he had been contacted by
members of the caucus who asked him to intervene as they were trying to secure
funds for their game.
her an SMS which stated 'Please communicate to [County Clerk Jacob] Ngwele
because the ladies want assistance',” he said.
conducted in May 2002 by the International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF) determined
that women workers in export-processing industries in Kenya, producing goods
for the US market, suffer from violent sexual abuse by their employers and
It showed that over 90 percent of all
respondents had experienced, or observed, sexual abuse within their workplace.
Also that 95 percent of all women who had
suffered workplace sexual abuse were afraid to report the problem, for fear of
losing their jobs
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