Kiambu woman representative aspirant Anne Muratha has been on the receiving end for days now after a video emerged on social media showing her throwing pieces of cakes to a crowd.
In the video, Wamuratha, as she is popularly known, is seen sharing a cake with other politicians before turning to the crowd and throwing tiny pieces of the remaining snack at it.
The eager congregation is, however, seen scrambling for the pieces. The move sparked outrage online with the majority of netizens questioning her leadership qualities.
Following the outrage, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) politician has eaten a humble pie and apologised over the cake incident.
Taking to her social media, Wamuratha admitted that she errored in crowd control and ought to have distributed the cake differently.
“I wish to confirm that I am the one captured in the Viral video throwing pieces of cake to a group of people who had gathered at the Ruiru Stadium for an event on November 7, 2021. I was the cake matron of the day and errored in crowd control and appropriately sharing the cake.
I deeply, and sincerely, apologize for the action and ask the people to forgive me. If I would turn back the clock, I would distribute the cake differently. I sincerely apologise and accept my mistake, it will never happen again,” said Wamuratha.
Her followers trooped to the comment section to express varied reactions.
Aisha Said said: “Apology accepted now we forget about the past and meet the future with joy.”
Susan Catherine Keter said: “Saying sorry is a sign of leadership. Human is to error. No human being is perfect. How many leaders in Kenya have messed up big time and have not apologized?”
Jack Kiriba said: “As humans we do error but with an appropriate apology and an assurance never to happen again, we give a credit besides she’s a public figure and this hasn’t been seen repeated.”
Dianah Ngondi said: “Thanks Mhesh for owning that mishappening, we know it wasn’t intentional to hurt people there are no more accusations against you in Jesus mighty name.”
Deudata Gathoni Joy said: “Internet never forgets, damage done.”
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