Former IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe has been subjected to harsh criticisms after supporting the leaking of Mukhisa Kituyi nudes.
Akombe has been placed under siege by Kenyans online after her sentiments were interpreted as a direct endorsement of the leaking of bedroom photos.
Akombe in her response to Prof Makau Mutua who had expressed his regrets for watching the video said that the woman was right to expose Mukhisa who is facing sexual assault allegations.
Prof, on this, please leave politics out and as a human rights leader, join the many young women who have suffered in silence. The truth eventually comes out. May all the women who have been victims of his abuse of power find relief thro' these revelations.
— Dr. Roselyn Akombe (@DrRoselynAkombe) June 17, 2021
Kenyans on Twitter, have not taken her sentiments lightly with most accusing her of calling of assault while at the same time promoting another form of sexual assault.
“Holly crap Does a suffering woman record her partner while sleeping? With her legs coiled toward his dick? It was just about time before y’all feminist hiding behind “human rights leaders” start twisting things. Y’all will always make everything about you and you alone. Smh!” one Twitter user commented attacked Akombe.
“Respectfully, I disagree. Sexual violence is abhorrent, regardless of who the victim is. We cannot denounce it while thinking some people deserve it,” Elayne Okaya added.
Some have even gone ahead to insult her intelligence, “My grandma used to say “the educated shall repeat”. Anyway, @DrRoselynAkombe is proof that you can be highly educated and still be dumb af. Academic excellence is not the only proof of intelligence.”
Who said women are lesser beings?? Why do womens act as if they are disabled?? Who said that lady was forced to the room. Alaaaa acheni uchenzi!! Mens deserves privacy too.
— @Pm² (@OriginalPatto) June 17, 2021
Mukhisa Kituyi has been trending since the video came out.
The woman behind the trending video is believed to be Ms. Diana Opemi Lutta who claimed that Dr. Mukhisa was her boyfriend and that he threatened her after she declined his sexual advances.
According to Daily Nation, an inquiry file into the incident was opened at the Nyali Police Station last week following reports of an assault case by Ms. Lutta against the 2022 presidential candidate.
“The report alleges that the accused person pushed her from the bed and she fell on the floor where he then kicked her, hence sustaining injuries in the left knee.” Reported the Daily Nation.
A police report (OB) even revealed that Mr. Kituyi assaulted the woman who claimed that Mukhisa was her lover within Tamarind village.
So according to Akombe, the lady was right to expose Mukhisa who has interested his interest to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
What is your opinion on Akombe’s sentiments?