Mathare Womens Football team has identified a man recorded in a viral video promoting femicide as Ronaldo.
Although his second name was not indicated, the football team stated that Ronaldo was a fan, who attends their matches and interacts with the team members.
However, because of his utterances in the video that was recorded at Jivanjee Gardens, the team has made a decision to permanently ban Ronaldo from attending their matches.
“After video footage emerged yesterday of one of our fans, Ronaldo, insulting and giving irresponsible remarks that promote violence against women, we have decided as a team to permanently ban him from attending our matches,” a statement from the team stated.
At the same time, Ronaldo has been banned from associating with the female team members.
“We have decided to permanently ban him from coming to our premises or associating with our team in any manner.
“Mathare United Women Team will not tolerate characters like him, who promote violence not only against women but against any human being,” added the statement.
Kenyan Football Fan Supporting the Killing of Women
In a video shared online by activist Boniface Mwangi on Friday, January 26, the football fan was recorded among other men verbally attacking women at Jivanjee Gardens in Nairobi CBD, who were protesting against femicide.
The women, who were holding banners and wearing branded T shirts to advocate for the end of femicide in the country, were forced to move to a different location after the verbal exchange.
Furthermore, the football fan and another man proceeded to justify the femicide cases in the country indicating that men were suffering because women were spending too much of their money.
“We have daughters also but when women come, and they are not addressing men’s issues…we are going to kill you (interjected Ronaldo as the other man in the video made his point).
“We are going to kill you; I cannot take you for pizza and you spend my money. You are going to die. You women are going to die because of this,” the other man insisted with Ronaldo backing him up.
“We will kill as many as we can, unless you change the country,” added Ronaldo as they walked away from the cameras recording them.
Uproar Over the Video
The video caused uproar among many Kenyans who were in disbelief of the utterances made by the man in the video.
Other sympathized with Kenyan women and the victims of femicide in the country, distancing themselves from such comments.
“This is sad. Those individual’s actions are abhorrent and do not reflect the values of Kenyan men. Those guys should be arrested,” Dr Francis stated on X.
“It is scary to think that our daughters are out there with men like these! Abominable,” added Farhiya Abass on X.