Gender activists and Human right defenders in Kisii county have come out challenging the government agencies to take action against perpetrators who assault women in the society.
Addressing the press on Thursday in Kisii led by Hawa Ali pozu condemned the ramped incidents where women are assaulted while the perpetrators are walking freely .
Hawa said that it’s unfortunate that women are assaulted ,they report the matter to the authorities who are mandated to work and bring the perpetrators to book but they end up closing files in the court.
” we are saddened of the happenings in the country , recently in Kisii one of the MCA was assaulted when she was doing her constitutional right , we condemn the act , she had all the papers to persecute the person who assaulted her , but it’s sad to informed that the file was closed by DPP”
” We are demanding to know why the file was closed and why the perpetrators were not taken to court, if in the first case he was taken to court we can not see women being assaulted as we saw it in Nairobi” said Hawa
she added that it’s wrong to see women rights being stepped on ,wondering what can be done to the children .
” Does it mean that Kenyan women has no right to talk ,to present motions in the floor of the house and if in any chance they do so they are beaten , attacked and nothing happens” Questioned Hawa
” We want to know why most women cases does not get justice , because today is her and tomorrow will be the other , even it will be to the common Mwananchi in the village”
At the same time she condemned the Nairobi incident where police was shown ruthlessly assaulted Member of county assembly within precincts .
She noted that Kenya is one of the countries which is Guided by the constitution that needs to be respected regardless which position you hold.
” Kindly lets respect women rights but even men , police brutality is coming to be a menace it’s our time to speak , when we are quite it does not mean we are stupid” noted Hawa
Walter Mogunde who is also Gender activist and Human right defender said that as the civil society in Kisii they have been observing the happenings in the country more persecution of women which needs attention .
According to Mounde , through the 2010 constitution women had again in the country to be in both houses upper and lower hence the women in those houses should not be seen but to raise issues affecting people whom they represent.
” Let us give women an opportunity to present their views in the Assemblies.”Mounde said
Caren Magara Kisii county Nominated MCA who was assaulted has claimed that the county assembly of Kisii has discriminated against women more so when they ask for their constitutional rights.
” I was assaulted on 25 of last month when was planning to an amendment in the house ,we as the women we have been discriminated we are not allowed to air a divergent views , i want to state that its happening because we have been demanding for our rights as women”
Esnahs Nyaramba of Young women Democrats has also added her voice calling for respect of Women in the society .
She added that Kisii county has been discriminating women, an act which needs to come to an end.
” For how long i we going to sit and watch women rights being violated , it’s so saddened to see a police officer assaulting a woman, the act is is unacceptable in the society ” she said
Esnahs added that the rule of law should be respected by all Kenyans regardless of the position.
“Let the law be followed in all sides , for justice to be prevailed”