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Angry mob confronts Nairobi women rep for ‘doing nothing’ in 5 years

by Amos Khaemba
Earlier this week, a compromising video resembling Interior Chief Administrative Secretary Millicent Omanga was making rounds on social media platforms.

An angry mob confronted Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris accusing her of doing nothing since she was elected 5 years ago.

The incident happened on Monday, March 28, at a rally in Westlands where she encountered a hostile crowd.

Her efforts to calm the angry crowd were in vain as the group demanded money from the legislator.

At some point, the group demanded that she alights from the truck where she was addressing the crowd and tell them what she has done in 5 years.

“Miaka tano hakuna kitu umetufanyia (For five years there is nothing you have done for us)” a lady in the crowd is heard shouting.

During the incident, keys for one of her campaign cars went missing with one of the windscreens shuttered.

After the incident, the ODM legislature took to social media to explain that the violence was well planned as she threatened to reveal those behind his ordeal.

“I will allow the police to do their work. I have reported the incident. The perpetrators are known. I even have an idea of who instigated the attack. A story for another day,” Pasaris wrote on Twitter.

Pasaris is facing a serious battle in her effort to retain the seat in the coming August polls.

In the ODM nominations, the lawmaker is expected to face off with nominated senator Beatrice Kwamboka.

Wangui B Ng’ang’a of the Jubilee party has also declared her interest in the city seat.

In the event, Azimio la Umoja settles on one candidate, they will faceoff with nominated senator Millicent Omanga of the yet-to-be registered Kenya Kwanza Coalition.

The Women Representatives position which is provided for in Article 97 of the Constitution of Kenya is an affirmative seat.

The is meant to increase the representation of women in parliament in an attempt to bridge the wide representation gap that existed before the new constitution took effect in 2010.

The constitution stipulates that the National Assembly should consist of 47 women representatives, one from each county.

Among the constitutional roles of a woman representative include, Representation of the people, approval of budget and plans, exercising oversight and legislation.

From broader perspective women representatives are supposed to promote the interest of women and girls within their counties and the country at large.

The lawmakers are also patrons of the National Government Affirmative Action Funds, (NGAAF) in their respective counties.

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