Esther Passaris breaks down, dedicates win to late father

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 14 Aug, 2022 10:39 | 2 mins read
Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris and her late father PHOTO/COURTESY

Nairobi County Woman Representative Esther Passaris was overwhelmed with emotions while picking his election certificate.

Passaris was re-elected as the Woman Rep of Nairobi after beating Millicent Omanga of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

Esther Passaris appreciation speech

Moments after being declared winner of the hotly contested seat, Passaris was given a chance to give her appreciation speech.

It was then when she broke down after dedicating the win to her to her late father who passed away earlier this year.

Passaris promised to serve the people of Nairobi with integrity and passion as taught by her deceased father.

“I want to dedicate this win to my father who passed away in January and he is not here to see me win this. And because he loved this country so much, I want to say ‘daddy as I dedicate this win to you, I will do everything you taught me; to serve with integrity. I will do that in your honour for the people of Nairobi,” she said.

The Woman Rep then walked back to her sitting position shortly before she was hugged by Senator elect Edwin Sifuna in consolation.

Esther Passaris
Esther Passaris at a past event PHOTO/File

Esther Passaris elected Nairobi Woman Rep

Passaris was re-elected to her position after getting 698,929 votes.

Her main rival Senator Millicent Omanga of the UDA Party came second with 586,246 votes

"I'm grateful to my family and  dedicate myself to serve this great county of Nairobi  and Kenya at large," Passaris said.

Elsewhere, ODM's Edwin Sifuna was also declared the official winner of the Nairobi senatorial seat, beating UDA's Margaret Wanjiru.

Sifuna garnered 716,876 votes while Wanjiru scooped 524,091 votes.

Esther Passaris dad

The Woman Rep mourned the death of her dad in February 2022.

Through her social media platforms, the MP made the announcement noting that she had ‘lost a part of her’.

Passaris remembered her dad for his achievements throughout the years, notably being part of the team that built Kenya’s first ship.

“A part of me has died today. The heavens opened and ended my father’s suffering. A naval architect by profession, my dad achieved a lot in his 79 years

“From building the first ship in Kenya, the MV Mwewe, to coaching & mentoring the young men of Ngome Football Club in Mombasa,” she wrote.

Passaris also disclosed that her departed dad worked for Southern Engineering Company Limited, COMARCO, before incorporating HELMACO, which he led until retirement.

Esther Passaris with her father. PHOTO/COURTESY