President Uhuru Kenyatta today launched 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence and the â€œHeForSheâ€ Campaign for Gender Equality at the University of Nairobi Graduation Square.
While addressing the audience, President Kenyatta who has been away on official duties in Abu Dhabi revealed the government has allocated more resources to the security sector.
He later posted:
I urge all of us to play our part in ensuring the Kenyaâ€™s security. As the Government allocates more resources to the security sector, Kenyans need to be more vigilant to curb cases of insecurity. Unless we change our mindset and take security matters as a personal responsibility, we will not succeed in solving the problem of insecurity because no matter how many police officers we deploy, they will not be everywhere to watch over us. We cannot have women stripped naked while the public watches without taking any action against the perpetrators. This is the height of irresponsibility on the part of the spectators. As a good citizen, what action did you take against the criminals who were violating the rights of the women? Gender equality is not just something that we will talk about, but something that we must internalise in everything we do. I unveiled the National Policy on Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence, and signed the â€˜HeForSheâ€™ campaign banners endorsing my commitment to champion the cause for gender parity.