‘Justice Should Be Served!’ Brenda Wairimu on Sexual Harassment In The Film Industry

Award-winning actress Brenda Wairimu has come out yet again to address the evils in the film industry especially targeted towards women.

Speaking in an interview with Word Is, the mother of one revealed that it is still that much harder for female actresses and filmmakers to make it in the industry.

There have been countless reports of sexual harassment filed against various actors including Nick Mutuma whom Brenda has worked closely with in different movies.

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Asked about the existence of harassment in the workplace, Brenda said, “It’s a very present evil, and sometimes we are forced to put our heads down and take it just so we can continue to put food on the table.”

Film is her bread and butter and for such a high profile Kenyan actress to admit that she goes through harassment with no option, it’s hard to imagine what the people in lesser roles have had to endure all in the name of a career.

Brenda revealed that she is loving the new trend of people getting outted for their wickedness. She said she hopes that the next, more natural progression would be for the perpetrators of the evils to be dealt with by the law.

“People are slowly and surely getting outed for what they put women and girls through. The only thing remaining is for justice to get served, too,” she said.

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Brenda also revealed that she has worked behind the scenes on various movies as a producer and plenty more are on the way.

“I have already produced: ‘Disconnect’, ’18 hours’, as well as ‘Mommy 101’, which aired on Ebru. More will come.”

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