A photo of renowned gospel music star Gloria Muliro kneeling before the former Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Secretary General, Ababu Namwaba, has been spreading like bush fire on the interwebs.
There was an uproar from a section of feminists who felt that the star had stooped too low, literally speaking, at a time when women the world over, were trying to fight for gender equality.
The men, on the other hand, marveled at the humbleness of the gospel star who had shoved aside her celebrity status and knelt before Namwamba in an honest show of submissiveness.
Muliro, it should be noted, hails from Emanyinya a small area in Vihiga County that is very close to the Ugandan border, perhaps explaining the bow. Most Ugandan women show respect to men by taking a bow when greeting them.
This tradition, Tuko notes, is also common in Kenyan communities that live close to the Ugandan border.
This happened when Ababu was attending the funeral of Gloria Muliro’s father, ‘Papa Muliro’ who was laid to rest at the family’s home in Emanyinya, Vihiga County on Monday, July 25.
Mzee Muliro passed away on Sunday, July 9 after a bout of illness which the family had hoped he would overcome. Gloria, during an interview, told Pulse magazine that all along, she had been hoping for her dad’s full recovery.
During the burial of former first lady Lucy Kibaki, Deputy President William Ruto’s wife Rachel caused quite a spectacle when she showed a rare display of her humble nature. Rachel bowed slightly while greeting Kibaki with both hands.