Leave my wife alone, Tutui tells politicians
Published on October 24, 2007, 12:00 am
By Isaac Ongiri
Kajiado politician, Mr Patrick ole Tutui, whose wife was recently appointed to the Electoral Commission, now wants the Opposition to leave her alone.
Speaking at Olodokilani in Kajiado on Tuesday, Tutui criticised politicians who, he said, were fighting ‘innocent’ women.
He said his wife, Pamela, deserved the appointment since she had the credentials and wondered what her critics were after.
“Some people have been pretending to be very brave. But what is the measure of that courage if it can only be used to fight a woman?” he asked.
He told politicians not to politicise his wife’s appointment. Tutui said his activities should not be used to hinder his wife from advancing her career and serving Kenyans.
The politician, who is challenging ODM’s Mr Joseph Nkaissery for the Kajiado Central seat, said presidential candidates, Mr Raila Odinga and Mr Kalonzo Musyoka, who opposed the appointment, were jealous.
He told the Maasai and women to vote out those opposed to women’s progress.
“They said Mrs Tutui is related to a PNU politician. My politics has nothing to do with a lawyer who is going to serve Kenyans with dedication,” Tutui told a rally at Indopa Primary School.
But Nkaissery told the Maasai not to celebrate the appointment, saying Tutui was a Kamba and not from the community.
“The Maasai and the people of Kajiado Central got nothing out of the appointment. If the President wanted to give the position to the Maasai, we have enough Maasai professionals,” he said.