Second lady Dorcas Gachagua advocates for policies that will empower and protect widows.
Second lady Dorcas Gachagua has stated that widows have a right to be protected at all cost as a way of helping them to cope with life after the demise of their spouses.
Speaking at Osiligi Widows’ 3rd anniversary in Loitokitok, Madam Dorcas decried the challenges faced by widows, for instance assets being taken away by the relatives.
She also highlighted that traditions such as wife inheritance and ostracism in some communities are some of the painful experiences widows undergo.
She called calling on relevant authorities to address such as the Senate and National assembly to quickly review a bill addressing the fate of widows who lose their inheritance through relatives or in-laws.
The bill will ensure that the properties are protected, for the well good of the widows and kids for that matter.
She stated,“We should make sure they (widows) have access to every credit that is available.”
At the congregation was Filex Watakila, Kajiado county Commissioner, who issued a warning chiefs and their assistant against downplaying when they know those discriminating widows by taking and selling their rightful inheritance.
He posed,”Where are you when widows are disinherited by their in-laws?”
He highlighted that these personnel appointed as the authority in villages, should act as a protection tool for all these vulnerable women.