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Bitter Athlete At Tirop's Burial Blast President Uhuru and Senator Kihika After Tirop's Death

Viola Lagat, Kenyan 1500m athlete, on Saturday, October 23, challenged women leaders and President Uhuru Kenyatta to become more active in protecting the rights of women and the girl child. 

Speaking at the burial ceremony of fallen athlete, Agnes Tirop, Viola lamented that the women leaders elected are doing nothing to protect the rights of women who have been left at the mercy of predators and violent individuals.

She stated that Tirop’s gruesome murder has gone viral because she is a well known hero, but there are many other women who suffer the same fate but their experiences are not highlighted.

While citing examples of women leaders who do not execute their mandate, the athlete mentioned that she is from Nandi County, but has never seen the Nandi Woman Representative, anywhere in her village.

Viola proceeded to tell all the leaders to remember that the citizens are their employer, and they should consider that they can be replaced whenever the citizens decide. 

Viola further criticized the women leaders, singling out Nakuru Senator, Susan Kihika, for being aggressive in matters of politics, but invisible when it comes to protecting women. 

Viola further told President Uhuru that arresting murderers does not help solve the issues at hand. She demanded that Uhuru implements laws to protect women.

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Agnes Tirop Kenyan Nandi County Tirop Viola

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