The epic Twitter meltdown of Esther Passaris over MPs’ salaries


The epic Twitter meltdown of Esther Passaris over MPs' salaries
Nairobi County Woman Representative Esther Passaris during a past public address. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • Passaris has in the past endured negative comments directed towards her with the grace and silence of a saint.
  • But, for the first time in a very long time, Passaris is not taking it lying down; she is serving it just as hot as she is receiving it.

Nairobi County Woman Representative Esther Passaris has had enough of people, majorly Kenyans on Twitter, thinking she always takes the high road when it comes to politics.

Passaris has in the past endured negative comments directed towards her with the grace and silence of a saint.

The legislator, before switching gears and deciding to run for her current position, previously ran for Nairobi Governor and was insulted on live television by one of her then opponents; a boisterous outspoken lawyer who has since been deported.

But Ms. Passaris never fought back, she held her own throughout that interview with poise, only saying she will respond in court.

She also recently grabbed the limelight after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, during a public gathering, told her he could not pick her phone calls all the time because “mimi si bwana yako.” [“I am not your husband.”]

The Nairobi county chief then later on went ahead to release a barrage of recorded audios of phone calls allegedly between himself and Ms. Passaris; which only served to subject her to more public taunts.

But she kept her calm throughout this storm and never offered a single rebuttal.

She, however, seems to have had enough! And she is now doing what anybody does when they’ve had enough—blow up!

What was the straw that finally broke the camel’s back, you ask? The controversial Members of Parliament (MPs) pay rise.

Passaris has, since last week, taken to Twitter to explain why MPs deserve the heavily opposed pay rise because, according to her, legislators do much more yet receive very little.

This argument has however proven too costly with the ever indefatigable #KOT coming at her full swing, baying for blood.

But, for the first time in a very long time, Passaris is not taking it lying down; she is serving it just as hot as she is receiving it.

Here is a brief compilation of a few salty tweets from our ‘good girl, gone bad’; as KOT have now christened her.

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