Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege was on Friday reduced to tears after she was booed by a section of the crowd during an Embrace rally in the county.
The female politicians’ lobby group that is rooting for the Handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga pitched tent in Murang’a county as part of their countrywide campaign.
The Handshake debate, which has split the Jubilee party into two camps – President Uhuru Kenyatta’s and his Deputy William Ruto – was the reason behind the heckling as part of the crowd kept chanting Ruto’s name.
But things did not go as planned after the crowd started heckling her when she took the podium and she insinuated that her opponents were behind the drama.
Sabina’s attempt to calm the crowd did little and the more she tried, the more the heckling got worse resulting in her losing her cool and started lecturing them.
“I swear if you are here having being sent by somebody…,” she told the rowdy audience. “I beseech you as your County mother, do not disrespect me in front of my guests.”
he continued; “Do you want me to talk or not?” before she broke into tears as the other female leaders rushed to her side to console and embrace her as music was played to help deal with the situation.
After she regained her composure, a defiant Sabina took to the podium and started defending President Uhuru Kenyatta whom she said needs to be allowed to finish his second term in three years.
“Do you love Uhuru or not? Do you want to shame him? Let us let Uhuru do his work, he has three years left and we will support him and his Ministers to do their job,” she said.
The leaders present were Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, Homabay Member of Parliament Gladys Wanga, Kigumo MP Wangari Mwaniki, Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rachel Shebesh, Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi among others.