Em­bakasi lead­ers spon­sor girls to train in Karate, Tae Kwon Do to de­fend them­selves

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Em­bakasi East MP John Omondi and his po­lit­i­cal ri­val Fran­cis Mure­i­thi yes­ter­day spon­sored a group of girls from the Pipe­line Es­tate to train in Karate and Tae Kwon Do to help them fight rapists. The MP said so­ci­ety should not dis­crim­i­nate against women. “Women are vul­ner­a­ble and mostly peo­ple think they are weak. We are em­pow­er­ing our girls with ba­sic self-de­fence skills to fight mug­gers, would-be rapists and other bad peo­ple,” Omondi said. He urged the youth to en­gage more in de­vel­op­ment, in­stead of be­ing idle. Mure­i­thi, seek­ing to un­seat Omondi, said he sup­ports the ini­tia­tive to train the girls in mar­tial arts. “This is an ini­tia­tive that as a leader I have no op­tion but to sup­port. It’s a youth em­pow­er­ment ini­tia­tive that unites all res­i­dents,” he said. Busi­ness­man Wal­ter Ajira, who owns a gym on Pipe­line, asked politi­cians to sup­port the youth.

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