30TH MAY 2019 #Herlifematters
Naisula Leisuuda joined other women leader to attend #Herlifematters vigil held at The University of Nairobi.
The women of Kenya led by Chief Administrative Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Rachel Shebesh, Nairobi Women Rep Esther Passaris and MPs Glady’s Wanga were among leaders present.
From all corners of Kenya flow stories of tears that never dry up among bereaved families, and in Nairobi, hundreds of women met at the University of Nairobi yesterday evening – Thursday 30th May 2019 – to hold a candlelit vigil for those brutally killed as the women leaders asked the nation stop and reflect.
Families that have lost their loved ones in the most callous ways, young women, activists and leaders, all were united by a common sense of loss and grief. They expressed hope that the killings of nearly 40 women across the country in the past few months would end.
Speaking at the event Hon. Lesuuda commended those who attended the vigil and urged them to spread the message and become agents of change in ensuring all forms of gender –based-Violence comes to an end.
Hon. Lesuuda mourned with those who had lost loved one to GBV cases and urged those suffering in silence to come out and speak up against the GBV vice. The speakers at the event stressed the need for speaking out and asked those entrusted in ensuring the justice of victims to push for justice on all fronts.
Women from all over Kenya coloured the varsity grounds with a white and pink outfit, the overwhelmingly female attendants condemned the killings of women and other forms of gender violence in the past year.
Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National government Dr Fred Matiang’i speaking during a night vigil promised to bring to book perpetrators of gender-based violence.
The event was attended by various women leaders, from Governors, women reps, members of parliament, civil societies.