Maendeleo ya Wanaume praises ‘brave’ Wetang’ula

Mr Njoka described Mr Wetang’ula as “a brave and high-profiled man.”

Tuesday March 8 2016

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula. The Maendeleo

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula. The Maendeleo ya Wanaume organisation has praised Mr Wetang’ula’s boldness in reporting to the police an alleged assault by his wife. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By BONIFACE MWANGI
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The Maendeleo ya Wanaume organisation has praised Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula’s boldness in reporting to the police an alleged assault by his wife.

Speaking to the Nation, chairman Nderitu Njoka described Mr Wetang’ula as “a brave and high-profiled man” who has shown others how to do things right.

“We have so many similar cases affecting such prominent people but they don’t like it coming into the limelight or even report to the authorities for fear of damaging their reputations,” said Mr Njoka.

The Cord co-principal and his wife, Ann have in statements filed with the police accused each other of assault.

Mrs Wetang’ula was the first to report to the police on February 21, 2016 that her husband beat her on the night of February 18 at around 9 pm.

“She complained of injuries on both hands, chest and legs. She was treated at Karen Hospital and discharged,” reads the police report, which was filed under OB Number 18/21/2/2016.

Later on the same day, Mr Wetang’ula went to Lang'ata Police Station and made a similar report, accusing his wife of assaulting him.

Police started investigating what exactly happened and have sought statements from witnesses at the scene.