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October 19, 2018

Sonko does not respect me, I'm left out of plans - Passaris

Nairobi woman representative Esther Passaris. /COURTESY
Nairobi woman representative Esther Passaris. /COURTESY

Nairobi woman representative Esther Passaris has accused Governor Mike Sonko of ignoring her.

"How many functions have happened in Nairobi without me. I wasn't involved in cleaning the city. It is because the governor did not invite me. It is now clear he looks down upon my office," she said.

"They need to respect me because I got more than 800,000 votes in this county," she said.

Passaris spoke in Nairobi on Friday during the launch of a report on the plight of the girl child.

She said her efforts to reach out to the governor have failed.

 "I have reached out to Governor Sonko nine times, but all in vain. I have an investor from the Netherlands who wants to put up a Sh9 billion recycling plant which could create 40,000 jobs if the governor cooperates," she said.

Passaris said she has been silent for a long time because of the frustrations she has faced.

"The President, senators and other leaders are informed about functions but I'm left out," she said.

Passaris said the March 9 handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga has not had much significance on her office.

The Woman Rep blamed the governor for not doing much to provide sanitary towels for girls to keep them in school.

"It is the governors' role to ensure girls are given sanitary towels. There has been discrimination as only public schools were given for four months," Passaris said. 

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