Former Nairobi Woman Representative Rachel Shebesh says former Governor Evans Kidero paid her millions of shillings in an assault case.
Shebesh, who spoke during an interview on Ghetto Radio on Friday, said the case was resolved through an out-of-court settlement, which saw Kidero pay her nearly Sh30 million. “Kidero alilipa doo mingi sana, pesa mingi sana, hawezi repeat. Sikutokaga hivyo. To slap a woman in this country nowadays there is precedence na sijui kama watu wako na dooo wanaweza kulipa. Alilipa almost Sh30 million,” said Shebesh.
She noted that Kidero’s arrogance during his tenure as Nairobi governor was his greatest undoing.
“If I did not go strong on Kidero, I would have opened a floodgate of every woman vying for a seat being treated in the same way Kidero treated me,” added Shebesh.
Kidero slapped Shebesh during a heated verbal exchange outside his office at City Hall in September 2013.
Shebesh had confronted Kidero over the county employees’ strike, which paralyzed operations at City Hall over unpaid salaries.
She had earlier addressed the protesting workers outside City Hall before proceeding to the governor’s chambers to seek an audience with him.
A video shared online showed Kidero emerging from his office before slapping Shebesh in the face.
“Kidero, you have slapped me? You have slapped me Kidero? You have slapped me?” Shebesh was heard crying out.
Shortly after the incident, Kidero called a press briefing where he claimed he could not remember slapping anybody.
“As far as I can recollect, I was in my office and I do not remember slapping anybody, all I know is that there was a scuffle at my office,” said Kidero.