Kenyan-born Australian Senator Lucy Gichuhi has come to the defense of Nyeri women, who have always been linked to the behavior of battering their husbands.
However, Gichuhi, who entered books of history in 2017 after being the first person of African decent to be elected to the Australian Senate dismissed the misconception as an “irrelevant joke and a sideshow”, describing a Nyeri woman as one who is hardworking.
“The Nyeri woman is a woman who is hardworking and overcomes her circumstances.”
Gichuhi, who hails from Hiriga in Mathira, Nyeri county, was speaking during a press briefing after she paid area Governor Mutahi Kahiga a courtesy call at his office.
She even went ahead to introduced her husband William Gichuhi, who confirmed that he has never been beaten by her.
She further noted that a Nyeri woman takes responsibility for her life and supports family and society citing late Nobel Prize Winner professor Wangari Maathai and marathon champion Catherine Ndereba.
She is expected to address the Nyeri County Assembly later this week.