Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris lashed out at the county senator Johnson Sakaja who left her out of a market tour.
Sakaja on Monday had AU envoy Raila Odinga over at Burma Market for a tour of the great city.
Odinga’s presence pulled crowds to the area where they were enjoying a meal of beef stew, ugali and some sukuma wiki.
In a tweet, the legislator noted that it was disrespectful of Sakaja to leave her out of the tour as she is the elected county woman rep.
“#GenderBalance I promise I wouldn’t have over eaten and burst your budget if you invited me as the duly elected Woman Rep. This ‘boys club’ mentality needs to be checked. 50% of our population are women. We have been told to fight for our space. #SDG5 #RespectWomenLeaders,” tweeted Passaris.
#GenderBalance I promise I wouldn't have over eaten and burst your budget if you invited me as the duly elected Woman Rep. This 'boys club' mentality needs to be checked. 50% of the our population are women. We have been told to fight for our space. #SDG5 #RespectWomenLeaders https://t.co/LQOP0GyavP
— Hon. Esther M Passaris (@EstherPassaris) May 28, 2019
Kenyans on Twitter also weighed in on the conversation. They said:
Burma ni kwa wanaume, tukienda Kempinski Villa Rosa tutakuinvite I promise.
— KING JOSIAH (@KINGJOSIAH001) May 28, 2019
Madam @EstherPassaris dont be petty. You can as well go there and do exactly the same thing without inviting them (men)
— Felix Kip' Kemboi (@FelixKKemboi) May 28, 2019
How does you not being invited kukula na squad relating to #RespectWomenLeaders
Ama you wanna fight for your space kwa hio form
— Sirengo Brian Nicolas (@NicolaSirengo) May 28, 2019
Sasa hizi ni nini. Maybe he assumed you had your day planned out, every one does like they did with there Burma trip.
— Dan Ondik (@DanOndik) May 28, 2019
Also present was Siaya senator James Orengo.