Uasin Gishu gubernatorial aspirant Vescah Kangogo has joined calls for enhanced efforts to end Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the country.
The calls have been renewed recently following the cruel murder of athlete Agnes Tirop. Tirop was stabbed to death, allegedly, by her estranged husband, who is already in police custody.
In a post on her official Facebook page hours after Agnes Tirop was laid to rest, Kangogo said: “To end gender-based violence, I believe that prevailing systems of power must be challenged and changed.”
The Nairobi County Executive Committee Member who is seeking to be the second Governor for Uasin Gishu County further said GBV perpetrators must be held accountable as per the law.
Kangogo also noted that Gender-Based Violence should in no way affect the progress of the girl child in society.
“Fear or threat of violence must not restrict girls from living free and full lives, or from realising their full potential,” she noted.
According to the politician, the community must promote and strengthen values that support non-violent, respectful, nurturing, positive, and gender-equitable relationships for all.