The Nairobi County female representative Esther M Passaris has condemned remarks by her fellow Kenya MP Babu Owino during a campaign rally in Westlands Nairobi. The 52-year old who is attached to Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has also went on to apologise to Mama Ngina Kenyatta and her family. Below are remarks about the incident;
“I would like to condemn in the strongest terms possible the utterances made by my fellow MP Babu Owino during our campaign rally in Westlands and Dagoretti North yesterday. No matter how big our differences or how low we think of each other, there is a line that should not be crossed.
As a mother, I sincerely apologize to the former First Lady, Her Excellency Mama Ngina Kenyatta, and her family over the insult and disrespect meted on her, which neither depicts nor reflects the character or direction envisaged by our Party leader The Rt Hon. Raila Odinga and the NASA principals.
Freedom of speech comes with responsibility, and I beg my fellow politicians and Kenyans on both sides of the divide not to abuse this freedom – whether on social media or otherwise,” Esther posted on her wall.