MP Mbai apologises to Ngilu over rape remark - Daily Nation

Kitui East MP asks Ngilu for forgiveness over rape remark

Friday September 22 2017

Kitui East MP Nimrod Mbai. He has apologised to Charity Ngilu for making an offensive remark

This undated photo shows Kitui East MP Nimrod Mbai addressing an event. He has apologised to Governor Charity Ngilu for making an offensive remark against her. FILE PHOTO 

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Kitui East MP Nimrod Mbai has apologised to Governor Charity Ngilu over an offensive remark he made against her at a Jubilee Party event a fortnight ago.

The former Administration policeman finally ate the humble pie, saying he was sorry for the unpleasant statement against the Kitui Governor.

"Governor Ngilu is like my mother and I’ve always admired her leadership.

"I regret those offensive remarks and ask her to forgive me for the pain and embarrassment they caused to her and her family," Mr Mbai said during a talk show with vernacular radio station Mbaitu FM.

Mr Mbai even offered to support Governor Ngilu succeed in carrying out her duties.

Moreover, he disclosed that he has received backlash over the matter.

"This matter has taken a very sad dimension regarding my career. Many people want to use it to bring me down but I am happy Mrs Ngilu herself chose to ignore it," he said.

The MP, who has been under pressure from lobby groups including the Federation of Women Lawyers (Fida) to apologise, was caught up in controversy after an undated video captured him calling for the rape of the Governor over her hardline position on President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election.

He said that she can be raped in her office if she doesn’t change her stand.

Mr Mbai spoke in Kitui town during a Jubilee Party event to receive former Kitui Senator David Musila into their fold.

Mr Mbai joined the police service in 1997 and served many years as a bodyguard of former Minority Leader and now Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze, and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua during his tenure as Government spokesman.