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​Sankaire’s ‘Number Plate’ remark irks Mashipei in Kuku

Two Woman Rep aspirants clashed in public in Kuku ward, Kajiado South Sub County, on Saturday when one of them remarked that she is better off than her opponent because she has a “number plate.”
Both the aspirants, who are from Jubilee Party met face-to-face in Kuku while in company of gubernatorial aspirant Tarayia Kores.

Dorothy Mashipei alias Sweetie had just completed her speech after telling the electorate she is the best bait in the race for Women Rep seat because she had done 15 fundraising in the area, when Leah Sankaire stood up to admonish her opponent.

Sankaire opened her speech by taking on Mashipei by telling the electorate she is better placed because she is always with her “number plate” in her campaigns.

When elderly men and women heard Sankaire speak in the manner she did, they all walked with raised hands in disgust.

Sankaire, we learned later, was referring to Mashipei as husbandless and that a single woman does not qualify to be in leadership.

While reacting to Sankaire’s epitaph today at St Stephen Noonkopir ACK, Mashipei said the attack directed on her on Saturday in Kuku was “unfortunate” and uncalled for.

“Everybody knows that I lost my husband in tragic road accident. I would have wished to be with my husband and our children but the Lord took him away from me when I was a young woman,” said Mashipei.

She confirmed Sankaire was referring to her husband when she talked of a number plate.

Mashipei said she is ready to forgive Sankaire “because she cannot understand the pain of losing a loving husband at a tender age”.

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