Embu Deputy Speaker forced to apologise after sexist remark on women MCAs

The Speaker angered Kenyans after saying that women are...

Embu deputy speaker Stephen Munene has been forced to apologise to Kenyans after his outrageous comment on women last week.

Munene told MCAs to appoint more women to assembly committees to give their male counterparts “warmth” during sittings.

Munene, who is also the Runyenjes Central MCA said it was good to be surrounded by women when discharging difficult duties of a ward representative.

“Being surrounded by women makes tiring jobs easier because you remain warm,” Munene said.

He went further to add that working among women relieves stress as men "smile always and feel good".

However, Munene has now apologised after fellow MCAs, especially women, were angered by his sexist remarks.

"I apologise for the pain I have caused women MCAs and all the other women. I apologise for the wrong information that went out there. What is trending is not at all what I meant. To the ladies out there and the public at large, we apologise for any pain that resulted from being misquoted," a remorseful Munene announced.

After the deputy speaker's apparent sexist comment, 11 angry women MCAs from the county assembly and other ward representatives called a press conference to condemn Munene.

The MCAs criticised Munene saying he had implied the role of women in the assembly was to keep their male counterparts warm.

They termed this disrespectful and demanded better treatment.

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