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Mary Wambui blames women MPs for sexual harassment by colleagues

Othaya MP Mary Wambui has differed with fellow women MPs on allegations of sexual harassment by their male colleagues.

Women parliamentarians were partly to blame because of the way they interact with their male colleagues, said Ms Wambui.

The MP said the way she conducts herself has shielded her from such forms of harassment.

“Female leaders have always been entertaining men who are not their husbands or boyfriends, and when they decide to wine and dine with them, more so in indulging in alcohol until very weird hours of the night.

“In one way or the other these women are encouraging men to sexually harass them,” she said.

The Othaya MP was speaking at Iria-ini Girls Secondary school in her constituency during a funds drive on Saturday afternoon to buy a bus for the institution.

Ms Wambui, however, urged men to respect women and stick to their spouses.

Nyeri County Women Representative Priscilla Nyokabi urged women to preserve their dignity and only get into an intimate relationship with a person who deserves it.