The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Roots Party Pledges to Fight for Women Rights

ROOTS Party of Kenya presidential aspirant George Wajakoya has said he will set up a special police unit to handle cases of domestic violence.

Speaking yesterday in Nairobi after he launched his Party, Wajakoya said widows and women, who have been subjected to traditional injustices, will be compensated.

"Widows,and women of this country have been subjected to primitive traditions which has deprive them of their space to participate in development, but I am promising you that when I form my government next year, I will ensure that those women are compensated", Wajakoya said.

The former police inspector reiterated that he is serious on his presidential bid will surprise his opponents by winning next year's election.

"Some people think that I am a joker but let them know that I am the the next occupant of State House. I will soon be launching my manifesto outlining what I want to achieve ", He said.

He promised to implement the constitution and to ensure that there is sufficient food in the country. "Some of my colleagues who are also on the presidential race are promising to implement the constitution, they are just jokers .I am the only candidate who is serious and committed to implement. I have a background in law and I know how to operationalize laws", He said.

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