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Alai accused of Sharing Ngondi’s video with blogger Nyakundi

By Antynet Ford

Kileleshwa Member of County Assembly Robert Alai has been accused of sharing the viral video of the Nairobi City County Assembly Speaker Kennedy Ngondi forcefully greeting, hugging a Muslim nominated member of County Assembly Fatuma Abdiwahid Abey.

The house leadership led by the majority leader Peter Imwatok and the Minority leader Anthony Kiragu defended the speaker saying the spread of the video is a way of division among the members of the Assembly.

Imwatok said the matter will be forwarded to the powers and privileges committee for disciplinary actions to be taken against him.

“We shall not be coaxed by outside forces or cartels. What we want to tell the speaker is stand firm.” Minority Chief Whip Mark Mugambi said.

According to nominated female MCA Emily Odour, the video was taken out of contest saying that it is unfortunate and that as female members they are in fear of talking to any of their male counterparts as they are termed of having relationships.

“The video has been taken out of contest because I don’t think there was any ill motive. It is very unfortunate for the members who are involved in the spread of the video.” Emily said.

Confirming the happenings of the video, Ngondi said he has already asked for forgiveness from the member and her family.

“The incident happened in 2022 and it has been blown out of contest. It was never meant to disparage anyone.” Ngondi said.

On Tuesday, the association of female lawyers vehemently condemned Nairobi City County Assembly Speaker Kennedy Ngondi for forcefully asking a Muslim nominated Member of County Assembly to greet him.

The lawyers termed the behavior as a criminal act and unethical adding that it violates the religious belief of Muslims as it constitutes to violation of her rights.

“Such reprehensible behavior is criminal, unethical immoral and not only violates her religious beliefs but also constitutes a grave violation of bodily and autonomy and dignity.” The statement by the association of Muslim lawyers read in part.

They called for charges to be pressed against Ngondi.

“We therefore urgently demand accountability and immediate commencement of criminal charges by DCI against Hon. Ken Ngondi for this egregious sexual harassment.” They said.

In the viral video where Ngondi was captured forcefully greeting the Muslim nominated MCA as the other male MCAs were heard chanting that the lady was supposed to greet him that it was his birthday.

“Lazima unisalimie Leo, ni birthday yangu…translated as (At least greet me today because it is my birthday.)” Ngondi is heard saying in the video as he forcefully greets her.

For about one minute, the Speaker is seen holding the woman’s hand but she pushes him away in protest.

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