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#Metoo Movement Gaining Traction in Kenya

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: October 21, 2020  

What was supposed to be a production met with patriotic enthusiasm has brought to the fore serious sexual harassment allegations. There seems to be a disconnect with celebrated actor Nick Mutuma’s professional persona and his personal life. 

He has been dogged with sexual abuse allegations for years now and this past week, there have been several calls to action to boycott his film Disconnect now showing on Netflix.

Nick, it appears, might be the first prominent Kenyan to get axed by the #Metoo movement in Kenya.

The Me Too (or #MeToo) movement, with variations of related local or international names, is a social movement against sexual abuse and sexual harassment where people publicize allegations of sex crimes committed by powerful and/or prominent men.

His good friend and fellow thespian Patricia Kihoro has added her voice to the sexual assault allegations being made against fellow actor Nick Mutuma.

 

Ms Kihoro said she would no longer work with Mutuma or any other alleged abuser.

Patricia joins the growing number of social media personalities calling for a boycott of Nick Mutuma’s work.

Follow the hashtag #BoycottNickmutuma on twitter to catch the tea.


If you or a loved one has experienced sexual harassment, here’s where you can get help in Kenya:

Kituo cha Sheria

FIDA

CREAW 

 

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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