Forget cash handout, Kidero tells Shebesh
The saga involving Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and Women Representative Rachel Shebesh appeared far from over after the county boss vowed not to give a cash pay out as a means of reconciliation.
Dr Kidero ruled out paying millions of shillings to the Women Rep, diminishing prospects of an out-of-court settlement, which the High Court had ordered the two parties to explore in a week.
“Reconciliation cannot be bought with money. We are still talking and I hope we will be working together to serve the people of Nairobi,” the governor said during an evening news programme.
Unconfirmed reports had indicated that Dr Kidero, who has been accused of slapping Mrs Shebesh, also made an assault claim allegedly against the women representative, that he was willing to pay millions of shillings to put the matter to rest.
The public altercation between the two leaders began when Mrs Shebesh accompanied by hordes of striking county council workers raided the governor’s offices, after which Dr Kidero is said to have slapped the lawmaker.
The governor also alleged Mrs Shebesh hit him in the groin area, and the two leaders recorded statements with the police regarding the incident.