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Daily Nation : February 3rd 2014
8 | National News BURYING THE HATCHET | Move follows many reconciliatory meetings the two attended Shebesh forgives governor at last Politician says she is ready to work with Kidero and develop Nairobi County BY SAMUEL KARANJA @Wachege1 email@example.com ernor Evans Kidero. While addressing a congrega- N tion at the Christian Outreach Church in Mwiki, Nairobi, yesterday, Ms Shebesh said there were no pre-conditions in her move. “I have forgiven Kidero un- conditionally and I am ready to work with him … As women, we have been taught to forgive,” she said She admitted that her move was as a result of many reconciliatory meetings both the governor and herself attended. “Many people with good inten- tions for Nairobi intervened,” she said, with reports that President Kenyatta must have waded into the issue, telling the two to bury the hatchet and focus on the development of the county. Anglican Church head Eliud Wabukala is one of the mediators who have been trying to reconcile the two. airobi Women’s Representative Rachel Shebesh has finally forgiven Gov- Brokers had delayed the peace process, she remarked without giving details. She, at the same time, said the wrangles between them had hampered development in the county, adding that she was tired of the infighting. As women, we have been taught to forgive ... Many people with good intentions for Nairobi intervened” Rachel Shebesh, Nairobi Women’s Representative “I urge you to pray for him so that he can also soften his heart and accept to reconcile. What I want is to work with the governor and develop Nairobi,” said Ms Shebesh to cheers from the congregation. Ms Shebesh was allegedly slapped by Dr Kidero on September 6 last year, when she joined striking Nairobi City workers in JEFF ANGOTE | NATION Nairobi Women’s Representative Rachel Shebesh attends a service at the Christian Outreach Church in Mwiki, Nairobi, yesterday. storming the governor’s office at City Hall. The governor immediately denied the assault claim but later apologised. The Women Representa- tive sued the governor for the alleged attack during the confrontation. DAILY NATION Monday February 3, 2014 Kabogo: I will not apologise BY NATION CORRESPONDENT Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has said he will not apologise to women for remarks he made last week that elicited a heated exchange between him and Thika MP Alice Ng’ang’a. The governor sparked off the spat when he alluded that unmarried women cannot be trusted with leadership. Five MPs from the Jubilee coali- tion, including Majority Leader Aden Duale, demanded that he should apologise publicly for insulting women. Understand the context However, the governor now says that nothing in his statement warrants an apology and those asking him to do so should understand the context in which he made the remarks. “People misunderstand and if you truly misunderstand me and it reaches a point, I will tell you I have my right to say what I think is right for my part, and my right ends where yours begins and vice versa,” said Mr Kabogo as he presided over the Kiambu Governor golf tournament yesterday. “This is something taken out of context to mean something else for people to use it as political tool. But it will go nowhere,” he said.
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