Esther Passaris back from Canada, fires back at Governor Mike Sonko

Passaris [Photo: Courtesy]

Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris has threatened to take legal action against Governor Mike Sonko.

Speaking at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Monday, June 10 after jetting back from Canada, Passaris fired back at Sonko over his allegations on and after June 1.

"I will use every single rule and law and be guided by this constitution to ensure that this is the last time that somebody uses falsehood to bring down a woman or to bring down a woman leader. I am holding my head high because that is my right from my Maker and I have nothing to be ashamed of, the only thing I am ashamed of is the people telling horrific lies," said Passaris.

She explained that she is engaging with her lawyers and other relevant government agencies on the matter.

“None of the accusations or insinuations leveled against me are true. And as we move along, after I have consulted with my lawyers and various government agencies, this time I am not letting go,” she added.

The Woman Rep. denied that she claimed double per diem from the county of Nairobi and Parliament for her trip to the US to attend the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

She instead challenged Sonko to present evidence to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

“I would like the governor to present evidence to EACC that I have claimed per diem twice. In the meantime, I shall go see my clerk and speaker to confirm that I have never claimed per diem for CSW 2018 in New York from the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) as the governor was claiming,” declared the Woman Rep.

Passaris added: “This is the last time somebody questions my integrity with falsehoods. It pains me to call him the governor, but I give the respect of the office, not the person.”