Matatu, boda boda rid­ers pledge safety and op­pose all vi­o­lence against women

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Matatu and boda boda op­er­a­tors have signed a pledge to sup­port gen­der equal­ity, un­der a pro­gramme spear­headed by the Pub­lic Ser­vice min­istry.

CS Si­cily Kar­iuki brought to­gether the Matatu Welfare As­so­ci­a­tion and Boda Boda As­so­ci­a­tion on Sat­ur­day to back the cam­paign known as He­forShe.

The cam­paign will help erad­i­cate gen­der-based vi­o­lence by mak­ing pub­lic spa­ces safe for women, men, girls and boys. “Deal­ing ef­fec­tively with GBV will re­quire the in­put of both men and women, com­mu­ni­ties, or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­sti­tu­tions, and com­pa­nies from all sec­tors,” Kar­iuki said.

The He­forShe cam­paign was started by Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta, the sec­ond African pres­i­dent to make the pledge. Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto signed up, as well as leg­is­la­tors and lo­cals in Marsabit and Garissa.

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