Why Gathoni wa Muchomba wants Kenyan men to wear high heels this Saturday

The woman rep has been vocal in supporting polygamy

Photo posted on #Walkinginhershoes, an initiative by Kiambu Woman Representative Gathoni wa Muchomba (Twitter)

Kiambu Woman Representative Gathoni Wa Muchomba has launched an initiative where she wants Kenyan men to have a taste of what it feels like to be a woman.

The initiative dubbed "I am he for she" is aimed at raising awareness on increased cases of brutal attacks by men against women that have ended in deaths.

"The last one year has seen us lose over 34 young beautiful girls to gender-based violence perpetrated by men on women.

"We urge all men to come out and support this campaign by condemning the trend and support a vigil on Friday (May 3) and a walk in her shoes on Saturday (May 4).

"To support this campaign, wear high heels and take a picture, then share with the #Walkinginhershoes and #IamHEforSHE," a brief from the woman rep read.

Celebrities show support for Gathoni wa Muchomba's initiative

Citizen TV anchor Jeff Koinange was among the first to share support for the initiative though he did not wear the heels as required.

"Spread the word! Stop Killing our Queens!" he tweeted with a photo of himself standing beside the Kiambu woman rep.

Citizen TV host Willis Raburu and Image Consultant Robert Burale are also among celebrities who have shown support for the cause without wearing the heels.

The woman rep is remembered for her past remark where she encouraged men to pursue polygamous marriages.

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