Martha Karua, NARC-Kenya party leader has urged the bicameral Parliament and Meru County Assembly to take action against ‘vulgar’ lawmakers.
In a statement on X (formerly Twitter), Karua noted that derogatory statements made against Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza during the impeachment motion debate should not be ignored.
“Senate, National Assembly and Meru County Assembly should act on the sexist, disgraceful and demeaning utterances of their members that surfaced in the just concluded failed second attempt to impeach Kawira Mwangaza,” she added.
Karua to Human Rights Activists
The former presidential running mate further called on human rights activists including; KNCHR, women parliamentarians, to take up the matter.
“NGEC, KNCHR and KEWOPA too ought to take steps to redress this shameful display of misogyny.”
This, she said, would be in line with Chapter six of the Constitution touching on the parliamentary code of conduct.
MP Mpuru Aburi vs Kawira Mwangaza
Meanwhile, Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza is being demanded to apologize by Tigania East Member of Parliament Mpuru Aburi due to a video tape that was shown in the Senate during her impeachment hearing.
In the footage, MP Aburi can be heard aggressively criticizing Governor Mwangaza for not having children with her present spouse.
The politician can be heard speaking in Meru vernacular and making a charged statement while rubbing a stick between his palms.
When asked to report to the Senate what the MP had said, Governor Mwangaza responded as follows:
“He is saying he has given me 9 months to be pregnant and if that is not done. He will do it via what he is holding,” she stated, wiping off tears.
The lawmaker is now claiming that the head of Meru County edited the video to support her allegations, and he is on his way to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to file a report and request an investigation.
MP Aburi asserted that he values and respects women much and that he has never made any remarks that would be seen as demeaning to them.
The lawmaker declared that he will provide the DCI with the entire recording of his remarks to support their investigation.