Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu. PHOTO | FILEKitui Governor Charity Ngilu. PHOTO | FILE
By JOSEPH WANGUI

The federation of women lawyers (FIDA) has demanded an apology from Kitui East MP Nimrod Mbai following allegations that he called for the rape of Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu.

FIDA national chairperson Josephine Mong’are condemned the MP saying failure to apologize, the organization will take legal action against him.

She accused the Jubilee Party lawmaker of sexually harassing Ms Ngilu.

“This is a clear demonstration of elections gender based violence emitted against women. It confirms some of the forms of intimidation that women are taken through when they come out to vie for political positions and strive to maintain public positions,” said MS Mong’are in a press statement.

She said intimidation against women in politics made it difficult for Kenya to achieve the two-third gender principle.

The MP found himself at the center of controversy after an undated video circulated on social sites where he was captured allegedly calling for rape of the former Cabinet Secretary over her hard line stance against President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Ms Mong’re now says the words were intended to intimidate and create fear within the female governor, women politicians and women voters.

“We therefore demand an immediate apology from Hon. Mbai, failure to which we shall take legal action against him. Women should not be cowed from vying, taking up and or maintaining political positions,” she added.