The strange thing female MPs did in Parliament today that confused their male colleagues
It occurred on Wednesday
According to Citizen, female legislators walked in together wearing white headscarf’s in protest, as they convened for Wednesday afternoon sitting to debate a bill on amending the constitution.
National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale who was equally in shock asked for an explanation on what was going on.
“I want you to tell us whether it is within the standing orders in terms of the dress code because Mr. Speaker, this dress and this group of MPs who are wearing this particular headscarf are threatening, very intimidating,” said Duale.
Nominated MP Cecily Mbarire who spoke on behalf of the female legislators explained that the head gear was a form of protest that they should get used to seeing in the House.
“Mr. Speaker, the proposal to enable the implementation of not more than two-thirds gender rule is now 8 years and has not been passed, all others have been passed. We are requesting humbly that that proposal be considered and passed on this floor. Will be wearing white head scarfs until we pass this law,” said Ms. Mbarire.
Speaker Justin Muturi said he did not seem perturbed by the white headgear saying that they female MPs should have been congratulated by the Assembly for looking smart.
“They look very smart, we should congratulate them… We are not going to entertain points of order on non-issues about headgear, however you choose to dress… let us allow the members who have chosen to have some form of elegance on their heads be as they choose to, it does not offend our rules,” ruled the Speaker.
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