Mombasa county Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock & Cooperatives Mr. Hassan Bakari Mwamtoa has been accused of sexual harassment.
A civil society organization, Power Charitable Organisation has written to Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) demanding for a probe after a woman lodged a report that the Agriculture CEC has been begging her for sex in exchange for a job in his offices.
According to the NGO’s acting coordinator Mgandi Kalinga, he violated Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity and therefore should be investigated.
It is reported that Mgandi attached an audio recording and transcription to the EACC and DCI recommending that he isn’t fit to hold office.
Attached herewith, kindly receive Copy of Transcribed Verbatim in respect to a conversation providing adequate information on the nature and level of public ridicule painted on the government of Kenya by a civil servant.
” Having practiced Implementation of the Constitution of Kenya, it is ordained in us that the said Minister violated dictates of Chapter Six (6) on Leadership and Integrity by being disobedient, dishonest, uncaring disrespectful, undisciplined, wasteful and inconsiderate towards protecting Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of our Women in Society.
Indeed, a simplified access to the audio reveals a State officer demanding sex from a desperate woman begging to be served on taxpayers’ money. Power Charitable Organisation has done a desk review to content analyzed from the clip and the output and any outcome of an ultimate action-oriented result must fill the gaps left by the Governor of Mombasa.
To be effective, our organization has commissioned this complaint for your determination with regards to lived realities of individuals, communities, civil society,” read the letter addressed to EACC in part.
Kalinga noted that he had asked Mr.Mwamtoa to apologize for his actions but he failed.
Responding to the sexual harassment allegations, Mwamtoa dismissed them as he was busy with his work.
” No time engaging on the accusations” because they are baseless. I have nothing to say in regard to those allegations, they are unfounded. I cannot waste my time discussing them,” he said.
Mr.Hassan Bakari Mwamtoa who was Hezron Awiti’s running mate in the August 8 election, was nominated to the County’s Cabinet by Governor Joho.