Nyeri MCAs in hot debate on chopping of ‘transformers’
Nyeri MCAs engaged in hot debate over chopping off ‘tranformers’ on Wednesday following rising cases of domestic violence against men in the county.
More than 20 MCAs discussed the matter after deputy majority leader Lucy Wanyitu moved the motion as urgent.
Women from the county are being stereotyped as “violent, inconsiderate, brutal, notorious, disgraceful and primitive”, Wanyitu told Speaker Mwangi Mugo.
This will likely hinder them from getting married, she said.
She cited Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai and marathoner Catherine Ndereba as some of the county’s successful women.
Nominated MCA Regina Macharia regretted that the women have been generalised as “malicious, biased and unkind”.
She showed the MCAs messages and pictures that have been used to “malign” them, saying the senders are not from Nyeri.
“Such images in social media demoralise Nyeri women and even men. We wonder whether we shall ever get men to marry us,” she said.
“The matter has been blown out of proportion by the media.”
Gatitu-Muruguru MCA Mwangi Kibuu urged the leaders not to blame the media saying it would be key to restoring the county’s image.
Kikuyu traditions prohibit women from touching men’s private parts, let alone chopping them off, said Nominated MCA Anastacia Wanjiru.
Kirimukuyu MCA Ngunyi Kibira excited the House with his request for what ‘transformers’ refers to.
While he did not know what the word meant, Giathugu MCA Njoroge Githaiga said most men do not fulfill their conjugal duties due to drinking illicit brews.
He urged the government to stop the production and consumption of the alcohol.
Kiganjo-Mathari MCA Baragu Mutahi said he has always known Nyeri women as loving, caring, beautiful and loyal.