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MCAs threaten to strip over Waiguru ouster bid

Twelve female members of the County Assembly of Embu have threatened to strip in the streets of Nairobi if embattled Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru is coerced to resign.

The MCAs claimed there is a calculated move by male leaders in thh country to edge out senior female government officials out of leadership positions.

They argued that Ms Waiguru was being bullied in order to give in. They urged her to stay firm.

Led by Nominated MCA Shunem Ngira, the MCAs declared that Ms Waiguru should not be forced out of her job by domineering male leaders.

They promised to start a campaign of nude demonstrations along the streets of Embu. The campaign will culminate in mobilization of over 10,000 Embu women to march to Nairobi and strip outside Harambee House.

Ms Ngira said they would also demonstrate naked to Parliament buildings to curse Kenyan male leaders.

The leaders cited former Deputy Central Bank Governor Jacinta Mwatela, former Deputy Chief Justice Nancy Barasa, former Judiciary Registrar Gladys Boss Shollei, former Deputy Inspector General of Police Grace Kaindi as victims of male chauvinism.

The also linked the rejection of President Kenyatta’s nominee for the post of Secretary to the Cabinet Monica Juma and the woes facing current Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal to the gender biased campaign.

The MCAs urged the President not to yield to calls to sack the Devolution CS.

Those who spoke included Makima Ward Representative Penina Mutua and nominated MCAs Agatha Muthoni, Ms Winrose Ireri, Ms Catherine Mbura, Ms Loise Mbuya, Ms Nancy Murithi, Ms Susan Wangai, Ms Mercy Mbae, Ms Teresia Njeri, Ms Rose Ndwiga and Ms Rosemary Manunga.