Changing faces of Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris
Nairobi Woman Representative, Esther Passaris, captivates not only with her exquisite beauty but also with her unwavering commitment to women’s rights and social justice. Known for her relentless pursuit of gender equality and inclusive governance, Passaris has become a prominent figure in Nairobi’s political landscape.
Passaris’s journey in politics has been a testament to her fierce dedication. From the early days of her career, she fearlessly challenged the status quo and held the government accountable for its actions. Her impassioned advocacy for the marginalized and oppressed has earned her widespread recognition and respect.
However, recent events have left many wondering about Passaris’s shifting political stance. On Tuesday, she surprised many by announcing her decision not to participate in future demonstrations organized by Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition.
Citing health complications, Passaris said she has been struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder since 2017, making it impossible for her to participate in protests. She however said she fully supports people’s right to demonstrate.
“I’ve suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder since 2017, I have never recovered and it gets worse. I will not join the demonstrations. I believe everybody has a right to demonstrate but for health reasons, I will not go to the demos,” Passaris said.
But that’s not all. In a recent interview with KTN News, Passaris came to the defense of Deputy President Rigathi in the debate about the Finance Bill, 2023, sparking further curiosity about her loyalty.
She argued that the Deputy President’s remarks to the effect that the government will not support constituencies whose lawmakers vote against the Bill were misinterpreted and that the DP simply meant the government needs funds to invest in crucial infrastructure projects.
“There is a different way to take English, it is not our mother tongue and it is complex. It is like we need the taxes to be able to build roads, but I did not hear him say specifically that if you don’t support this Finance Bill, you will not get any support in terms of infrastructure,” Passaris said.
“We have structures and laws; we’ve got equalisation fund, devolution and there will be counties that will not support the bill but at the end of the day, the MPs have a right of access to funds… That was a misquote,” she said.
While these recent developments have raised eyebrows, they do not overshadow Passaris’s long-standing commitment to her political course. Her advocacy for gender equality, social justice and equal opportunities has been unwavering throughout her political career. Her passion for uplifting the marginalized and creating a more inclusive society remains the foundation of her work.
Passaris continues to be a prominent and influential figure in Nairobi’s political arena. Her beauty, both inside and out, combined with her determination and resilience, make her a compelling force for change. With her unique blend of grace and conviction, Passaris is sure to make a lasting impact on the fight for equality and social justice in Nairobi and beyond.