Politician and member of parliament Millie Odhiambo stunned people on social media when her advice to Kenyan women went horribly wrong.
The outspoken legislator shared a tweet requesting women to educate their daughters on how they should care for their husbands.
“It is our responsibility as Kenyan women to teach our daughters how to tend to their future husbands. ” read part of her tweet.
Known for seeking controversy, Millie added that God had an intended purpose in bring forth a man and a woman and people should embrace the dynamics brought forth by relationships.
“It might appear unfeminine but God has a reason why we are women and they are men… We have to embrace nature and its dynamics. ” she added.
It is our responsibility as Kenyan women to teach our daughters how to tend to their future husbands.
It might appear unfeminine but God has a reason why we are women and they are men… We have to embrace nature and its dynamics. #willisraburu@brandbiko pic.twitter.com/hYURcmbYUe
— Millie Mabona Odhiambo (@MabonaMilie) May 5, 2020
A section of Kenyans were not pleased with her statements saying they would not pass her message on.
One @edithmwirigi wrote; “Come on mhesh! I shall not teach my daughter this! I won’t and will never. You should advocate for more than this . Yes a woman should be submissive but why should a man be given a chance to try another woman’s kindness out there? If he must, let him first set free his wife.”
Millie was precise to her point and did not mince her words pointing out that her statement was meant to address men who practised their responsibilities.
“Hallo Edith. You are one of the most outspoken and learned young leaders I know. I do agree with you mum. My status only applies to men who practice their responsibilities, offers an equal or better measure of love and are appreciative.” wrote Millie.
Below are some more reactions from her post:
So ladies we should act like ugandan wifes,wash his handkerchieves,wash his boxer,wash him,warm food for him,shave his private parts e.t.c,is this not being slaves,not me……
— chemalel (@Lovielovie10) May 5, 2020
Ugandans are overdoing it. Your point is home, nonetheless
— Henry Nerious Dieto (@henrydieto) May 5, 2020
How do you teach children you don’t know or have time for? Kenyan women today do not even value their husbands. They’re no different from your companions in parliament; husbands have been told that nobody can stop the reggae of their defiance and their careers. So who will do it?
— zionpearl (@zionpearl) May 5, 2020
It’s sad people think this is the time to lecture Kenyan women about how to be good wives. That woman lost a baby and her husband cheated on her and despite all that emotional pain a whole country wants to turn this into a lesson for women.
— Girlbadriri_ (@Girlbadriri_) May 5, 2020
I refuse to listen to old married women, what most of them will tell you is how to be a slave
— Lucy🏵️ (@Luccie_wangui) May 5, 2020