Kiraitu Murungi has said that no woman should have to depend on her spouse for money to purchase panties.
The Meru governor was speaking about the need to empower women during the closure of the three-day ‘Meru Twaweza Initiative’ training seminar last weekend.
“We might talk about liberating women but if they don’t have a coin in their pockets, they must kneel down to their men,” said Kiraitu.
“No woman should borrow her husband money to buy underwear. It is a must women be economically stable.”
Speaking to the women at the seminar held at Meru National Polytechnic, the governor urged them to come up with plans and strategies that generate income.
He further called on the women not to tolerate irresponsible husbands.
“Do we have any woman here who has not fallen in love? You will sing about it, talk about how you love a man, but until a man confronts you, you will never experience it, though today’s women can confront men. So, we can talk about women empowerment in abstract but we should take that critical step on strategies and implement it so that the Twaweza cannot be hot air or abstract,” Kiraitu said.
“Stop tolerating your husbands who come home drunk. They should not drink their beer and come to vomit in the house, where even children are, then expect you to clean their mess. They should clean. They should be responsible.”
Kiraitu’s government has set aside Sh10 million for women empowerment.
“As we empower women, we are releasing the energies of women to move forward uplifting lives by pulling them up. We are not converting women into men,” Kiraitu said.