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KOT resurrects Mwalimu Rachel’s assault case, gender war in the offing?

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Following the firing of radio presenter Shaffie Weru, DJ Joe Mfalme and Neville Musya by Homeboyz radio late Saturday, Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) have unearthed an assault case allegedly committed by Mwalimu Rachel.

In a statement, Homeboyz said that the three were let go over gross misconduct and going against the companies editorial policies, over their insensitive remarks on a woman who was thrown off the 12th floor of a building by man after refusing his sexual advances.

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“We have determined that their conduct constitutes gross misconduct and an egregious breach of the company’s editorial policies. The company and its subsidiaries do not condone gender-based violence or any form of physical, verbal and emotional abuse nor does it subscribe to the view shared by the three employees.” Read part of the circular as seen on social sites.

The sacking seems to have touched the wrong nerves of online users, mostly men who blamed feminists for pursuing selective activism.

Mwalimu Rachel was last year accused of assaulting a friend of Sailors’ singer Peter alias Miracle Baby.

Mwalimu Rachel.

Martin Mbugua accused Rachel, who used to managed Sailors, alongside four others of beating him up after Miracle Baby, who was in his company, allegedly failed to show up for a commercial shoot.

Mbugua, who reported the matter at Kinoo Police Post said that he is a childhood friend of Peter, having been raised in the same children’s home.

Mwalimu Rachel was arraigned at the Kikuyu Law Courts on Friday, January 31, on allegations of using violence to rob her victim, a middle-aged man, of his Ksh103, 500 in property and money.

“It is alleged that on the 17th of January this year, while at Area 87 in Kinoo, Kikuyu Sub-County, you [Mwalimu Rachel] and four others not before court, robbed one Martin Mbugua Njeri of his two silver chains valued at Ksh65, 000, a wrist watch valued at Ksh35, 000, and Ksh3, 500 in cash. You applied violence while robbing Martin of his property,” the prosecutor read the charge to Mwalimu Rachel.

The mother-of-one pleaded not guilty to the criminal offence, and was released on Ksh10, 000 cash bail.

The case which was to be mentioned on 3rd February same year has since gone cold.

KOT now wants Mwalimu Rachel to face the consequences of her actions.

Whether the latest debate online will generate into gender wars only time will tell.

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