Woman Representative Gathoni wa Muchomba is under fire from residents of Kiambu for suggesting an accused rapist should be released to care for the child he sired.
The former media personality took to her Facebook page to call for the release of a 43-year-old man accused of raping and impregnating a 15-year-old girl so that he can take care of the child.
The Woman rep however denied calling for his release and also denied posting a photo of the minor saying her enemies just want to tarnish her name.
Reacting to the developments, Kiambu youth leader Peter Mwangi vowed to petition the courts to have wa Muchomba removed from office saying she is “insane and not fit to lead”.
The youth leader says this is not the first Wa Muchomba has shown the electorate her level of “incompetence”.
“Our Woman Representative is incompetent. Before she was sworn-in, she said she should be paid well just like the votes she garnered,” he said.
Last year soon after her election win, and before she was even sworn she opposed pay cuts for MPs as required by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
During a TV interview, she said that she needed to be paid well as an honour for who she was.
“Let us slash or raise salaries the right way. I want to be paid well. I want to be honoured for who I am,” she said at the time.
Mwangi added that said Wa Muchomba promised to enrol women for karate lessons so they can fight their violent husbands.
He said that the first time legislator has been agitating for more funds to the Affirmative Action Fund, “yet we haven’t seen what she has done with the already awarded amount.
Kiambu residents react on social media
On the United States of Kiambu Facebook page, residents did not spare Wa Muchomba and they went for her viciously.
On social media, wa Muchomba has not been spared. which has more than 200,000 followers, members lashed out at wa Muchomba.
Wambui Wa Njoroge wrote: Is she crazy! Hapa tulikosea kabisaaaa
Kevin Jamal: She legitimize rape and award RAPE with marriage!as if the lady who was RAPED is just a “SAMANTHA”!, PLEASE impeach! !!
Mary Hastings: In other words MTU akitaka kukuoa na humtaki all he needs is to rape,impregnate then anaambiwa akuoe ndio a take care of u n mtoi…never!That’s injustice Mara mbili plus utaishi aje na MTU u despise?
Anthony Muhia: We voted in a controversial woman. How do you expect a teenager to marry her rapist? I think mheshimiwa’s dark past is truly haunting her.
Lucy Wawesh: This is craziness,what about if he kill the girl,Gathoni thought the guy raped the girl because he felt In LOVE with the girl,?NO its according to the circumstances that forced him to,he is not his choice nor lover ,let the guy stay in ,we well-wishers will help the child,kai arenda kuracirio ?
Stephen Njoroge: Is she thinking properly aaaiiih..how does it feel to everyday wake up n see the face of the guy that raped her.wewe Gathoni fikilia kama a leader…one quaility of a leader is wisdom.
Paul Rimmy – machar: Madness!! What kind of a woman/ mother are you. SMH