Former Gichugu MP Martha Karua alias ‘Iron Lady’ has made known her opinion of the banned lesbian film ‘Rafiki’.
Taking to Twitter, the former Minister of Justice was responding to US-based lawyer Prof Makau Mutua, who shared a link of the film and asked his followers to watch it.
Martha Karua was among those who got to watch the film that was directed by Wanuri Kahiu.
“Thanks for sharing, Prof. Enjoyed watching this well-acted production by Wanuri,” she posted.
Martha further noted that: “Our double standards on what is appropriate/acceptable for viewing is our undoing.”
This is after the High Court last week upheld the ban on ‘Rafiki’, saying the ban does not in any way violate artistic freedom of expression but instead protects the society from moral decay.
Karua also responded to a tweep who disagreed that: “On this, Mama, let’s just agree to disagree. Let male human beings remain male as female ones also remain female. Some behaviours have been assigned the males; others the females. Let it remain so.”
She replied: “The movie does not ask you to behave in any particular way just like when you watch the violent movies on our screens daily there is no requirement that you become a batterer or murderer.”
Elsewhere on the Twitter streets, Martha also defended hyacinth beans, locally known as Njahi, which have been getting trashed since time immemorial.
A Twitter user had posted: “No manner of PR will ever make njahí aka hyacinth beans good. Hiyo ni trash kabisa hata kama Gordon Ramsay atapika. Trash food kabisa.”
In response, Martha said: “No amount of badmouthing it can take away the lure of this great delicacy!”
No amount of badmouthing it can take away the lure of this great delicacy! https://t.co/5w6dftImtr
— Martha Karua (@MarthaKarua) May 7, 2020
Amen … I stand with Njahi 😊
— Sophia Wanuna (@SophiaWanuna) May 7, 2020
They should taste mukimo wa njahi and ripe bananas first before they talk 😂
— Wagereka K. Irari (@wagereka_irari) May 7, 2020
Of course who better to defend Njahi but the culinary masters who have created ground breaking recipes shared across the world, the Agikuyu from Kenya pic.twitter.com/9jKivynZKV
— Chris-Leo (@Ngaruthi) May 7, 2020
We stan a true daughter of Múmbi
— Patricia (@Patykariuki) May 7, 2020