Former Journalist Moses Dola who is serving 10 years in prison for the murder of his wife Susan Kabiru who worked as a reporter with NTV has organised Mr. Kiambu Prison beauty pageant which will have both officers and inmates contest for the crown in November 2021.
Through his organization, Rekebisha Trust, Dola claims the pageant is born out of the need to sensitise the public and curb the rising number of gender-based violence cases.
“As inmates, we will be sending out a message that it is high time to call to action everyone to have zero tolerance on the vice that has taken a toll on scores of innocent lives of men, women, and children, “Dola said.
During an interview with K24 digital Dola disclosed that his organisation, Rekebisha Trust which is coordinated by Francis Kisienya, a co-founder, settled for Kiambu prison as the venue of the event since the county has the majority of gender based violence cases in the country.
Dola further pleaded for forgiveness from Susan Kabiru’s Mother saying the death of his wife was accidental.
“It truly pains me watching TV and seeing countless news items of gender-based violence being reported. This makes me think of my mother inlaw Mrs. Kabiru, Sarah’s mum, and the agony through which she has had to live for the past ten years.
“I have come to terms with the Susans accidental death and as part of seeking forgiveness from the Kabirus, I am doing this to show them that indeed I am remorseful and that her death was accidental. No parent should mourn his or her child as a result of gender-based violence,” Dola lamented.
He said the event will be held within the sixteen days of activism against gender-based violence which is always marked from November 24 December 10.
“We have picked the last day and we hope it will be a culmination of efforts to have zero tolerance on gender-based violence. Of most importance, we are seeking to touch the lives of many victims of gender-based violence who are admitted at the gender-based violence recovery centers at Kenyatta National and Nairobi Women’s hospitals by donating foodstuffs, sanitary materials, and items clothing among other essentials.
“We call upon the corporate world to embrace our efforts in securing the society and make it free of gender-based violence.” Dola said.