• Noni Mbugguss urged all Kenyans to join them in the fight against GBV.
• Mbugguss said their aim is to reach out to those violated and assist them.
Kilifi county has partnered with the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network to campaign against gender-based violence.
The partnership was made possible by Kilifi governor's wife Susanne Mung’aro through the Gideon Mung’aro Foundation and Red Card Global Champion Sharon Okubo.
Susanne will be spearheading the campaign to end GBV through the foundation and the county government.
To raise awareness on GBV, African Renaissance Diaspora and Network, the African Diaspora spearheaded by Dr Djibril Diallo, the county government and other partners organised Mr Glam and Miss Diva Runway against GBV at the weekend.
The event was held on Sunday at Cave Kilifi and the winners will be GBV ambassadors in the campaign.
Susanne and Deputy Governor Flora Chibule attended.
Susanne said the campaign seeks to give a red card to all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls.
She said the campaign will bring together stars from the world of sport, artists, leaders from governments, civil society and the private sector.
Deputy Governor Chibule said the county welcomes such partnerships that seek to end GBV.
Chibule said cases of GBV have reduced in Kilifi but more needs to be done to end the vice.
Noni Mbugguss, who was among the event organisers and a GBV survivor, urged all Kenyans to join them in the fight against GBV.
“It took me 17 years to actually come out and talk about what I went through. I want to walk the journey with other people who are going through this,” she said.
Mbugguss said their aim is to reach out to those violated and assist them.
Kilifi gender chief officer Agnetta Karembo said they have been fighting against GBV for the last 10 years without winning, though there are some achievements such as teenage pregnancy, whose cases have reduced significantly.
“This is because of the county working together with partners, we all live in Kilifi and would like to see it as a place where all people can coexist,” she said.