Sonko’s ex-lawyer leads men in cooking, serving food and washing utensils to celebrate Mother’s Day

By Harrison Kivisu
Monday, May 10th, 2021 11:51 | 2 mins read
Sonko's lawyer George Kithi
Ex-Sonko's lawyer George Kithi and fellow congregants prepare food on Sunday, May 9. PHOTO/NDEGWA GATHUNGU

Mike Mbuvi Sonko's ex-lawyer George Kithi, on Sunday, led fellow male congregants in an extraordinary way to celebrate Mother’s Day.

While marking the May 9 celebrations, the East African Pentecostal Church Mamba in Kikambala, Kilifi had their men take charge in cooking and feeding their women as a special way of celebrating them for the vital roles they play in the society.

Led by lawyer George Kithi and Ganda Member of County Assembly Victor Mwaganda, the men from the church cooked food, served their women and later washed utensils.

Lawyer George Kithi presenting a rose to fellow congregant in Ganda ward, Kilifi on Sunday, May 9.

“We have decided to cook for them and feed them (Mothers)so that they can feel appreciated and celebrated. This is a unique way of saying we love our mothers and all women in general,” Kithi who led a feeding exercise for mothers in the church said.

He added that mothers should be treated special as they play a very critical role in the society in the upbringing of children and taking care of their husbands.

The city lawyer also called for the strengthening of containment measures aimed at curbing gender based violence. “We are calling for establishment of gender desks in all working areas, and especially public offices so that women can easily report their concerns without necessarily having to suffer in silence,” he said.

Weighing in on Kithi’s remarks, Kibibi Ali, the chair of the Kilifi Mums Forum, added that women have been victims of injustice in the society.

“Women have suffered in silence especially when they face land and domestic injustices. We are calling on authorities to put proper measures in order to end the injustices women face in society.”

On April 20, 2021, Public Service and Gender Cabinet Secretary CS Margaret Kobia said about 5,009 gender-based violence cases were reported towards the end of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 where 1,411 cases were reported.

The cases of violence against women and girls that include rape, domestic violence, female genital mutilation and early child marriage, are also attributed to challenges brought about by the Coronavirus disease.

The government through the Ministry of Public Service and Gender, further maintains that Kenyans must be tolerant and find appropriate ways of solving differences rather than resorting to violence.