Esther Passaris: “Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi Sexually Harassed Me”
City businesswoman Esther Passaris has made some sensational claims regarding celebrated Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi.
Ms Passaris, widely known from her Adopt-a-Light days, was commenting on a link the Star newspaper had shared on a bill in parliament on jailing bank CEOs that flout regulations on bank interest rates.
The bill sponsored by Kiambu Town MP Jude Njomo states that the CEO shall be imprisoned for a term not less than one year.
“A person shall not enter into an agreement or arrangement to borrow or lend directly or indirectly at an interest rate in excess of that approved by law…a bank or financial institution that contravenes the provision commits an offence and shall be liable to a fine of not less than one million shillings.
“…in breach, the CEO shall be imprisoned for a term not less than one year,” it reads.
Ms Passaris commented saying that Equity Bank levies hidden charges and refuses to reverse. She also sneaked in a a sexual harassment claim.
“start with @KeEquityBank who levy hidden charges & refuses to reverse the same. Also find ways to address sexual harassment.” she wrote.
Obviously her followers wanted some clarification on what she meant by ‘sexual harassment.’
“Wat do u mean by sexual harassment n in which context n sense?” @JoeAtandi asked.
“James Mwangi CEO cannot handle being rejected. Regret banking there & having the bank as a client.” she replied.
@tndemwa wanted more information. “OGW you mean that dude wanted some some from truly yours?” he asked.
The businesswoman then dropped the bombshell.
“Yes.We were friends. But he expected me to be his mistress.I said No. He decided to finish me.”
Another Twitter user, @DrWambua, asked her if she pressed charges against him, to which she replied, “
That was a nasty experience for my family, my company and I. #SurvivalMode”
Boniface Mwangi then added his voice, saying that this is not the first time he is hearing such allegations against Mr. Mwangi.
But Robert Alai was not buying the story. He blamed Passaris for ‘peddling’ herself.
We’ll be watching this story to see how it develops.
Source: Nairobi Wire