Explainer: Here are reasons why Maxine Wahome is trending


• She is the first woman to win the WRC 3 rally that was held in Naivasha in June 2022

• She is rally driver

Maxine Wahome smiling
Image: courtesy

Maxine Wahome has resumed her rally career after being charged with the murder of her boyfriend Assad Khan who died in hospital after a leg injury.

Netizens are furious because she is back and some organizations are still sponsoring her despite her accusations.

They are comparing her to a media personality, Shaffie Weru who was canceled after some comments he said on radio that were considered offensive and gender-based violence while she is back to work.

Maxine's boyfriend, Assad Khan was 50 years old and was also a rally driver.

She pledged that she was innocent in a court hearing claiming that she was innocent and that it was a result of self-defense for she was experiencing domestic violence.

The court read her ruling that she was later released on bail of 2 million Kenyan shillings on March 3, 2023, after her detention in Langata Women's Prison.

The judge said that Maxine would only travel out of the country with the permission of the court when necessary.

The judge also cautioned Maxine to keep away from any witnesses who have recorded statements and if she does, the bond will be canceled.

The fact that she is back to work and people like Shaffie, who committed minor crimes are not yet fully accepted by society is what is making people enraged.

The argument is that she is back to work and sponsored and Shaffie was fired, if the roles were exchanged and it was a man who committed murder would the case be the same? would he be back to work?


Netizens claim that we live in a society where women are treated better than men.

But in a debate and disagreements, there are always opposes and proposers, some support her for she was proven innocent while others oppose her.

Here are some of the comments that were made by the netizens based on their opinions.

Rassy @RassieKariuki: Murder allegations vs. confirmed spoken words are two different things. One is confirmed and on record, and the other is alleged. When what he said was confirmed, he was fired. When she is convicted, she will be jailed. But for now, sure as we may be, it's not officially confirmed.

JaAhero@_boiblacc: Men are held to a higher level of accountability. All your actions have consequences and by design, society reinforces that very ruthlessly when it comes to this gender. It is what it is.

Njui: Maxine is innocent until found guilty. As it should be. Plus honestly, she has a better personal life story until the death of her boyfriend. Shaffie, not so good personal story. It is not 'smooth' with mainstream media.

The Book Club Ke@kenwa_mutuma: The system has never and will never favor a man. They want to promote the "weak" so that they can undermine the whole community. This mainly applies to African society, as African man was perceived as strong. Look at our men currently.

L..★★★@Lenchiko: not fairness or equality it is where equity comes in that woman is innocent until proven guilty as for the man whatever he said was held against him and the impact was harsh and felt immediately so leave that rally driver.

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