Did President Suluhu ask men to report women who ask them for money to police?

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 29 Oct, 2021 14:30 | < 1 min read
Samia Suluhu, 61, to become Tanzania's Africa’s first female President. [PHOTO | FILE]
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu. PHOTO | FILE

Reports suggesting that Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu has directed men to report women who are not their wives but ask them for money to police stations have been awash social media, attracting myriad of reactions.

The reports that emanated from Tanzanian blogs elicited mixed reactions among social media users in Kenya.

“Men, if ladies who are not your wives ask you to give them money, report them to police stations,” Suluhu is alleged to have said.

There is however no valid or credible source of this quote, neither full audio speech nor video.

However, Samia’s press team is yet to denounce the quote that has since circulated across all microblogging platforms.

The Tanzanian president, who took over after the demise of ex-President John Pombe Magufuli, is however not new to controversy. Months ago, Suluhu was accused of body shaming after her remark about female Tanzanian footballers.

She was put on the spot after she stated that the footballers are ‘flat-chested’ and unattractive.

“For those who have flat chests, you might think they are men and not women, And if you look at their faces you might wonder because if you want to marry, you want someone who is attractive, a lady who has the qualities that you want,” Suluhu said.