A Kenya member of parliament was on Wednesday kicked out of Parliament after she walked into the chambers with a baby.
In a move that temporary Speaker Chris Omulele termed as unprecedented, Kwale Woman Representative Zulekha Hassan explained how she had an emergency and figured that she would only be in the August House for a short time.
According to the Standing Orders of the National Assembly, strangers are not allowed into the House, children included.
Even the Head of State accesses the chamber on special occasions provided for in the Constitution, whereas members of the public can only access the Speaker’s gallery, but with permission.
Speaking to the media after her eviction, Zulehka lamented the lack of a nursery within the August House buildings left her with no choice but to enter the Chambers with her child.
A section of women legislators led by Kitui South MP Rachael Nyamai came to her defence demanding that a nursery be set up in Parliament Buildings threatening to come with their children if that is not implemented.