Bishop Margaret Resurfaces After Akothee's Daring Announcement

  • Bishop Margaret Wanjiru and popular musician Akothee. Bishop Wanjiru resurfaced on Tuesday, October 22 after an announcement made by Akothee. File
  • Former Starehe Member of Parliament, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru became the subject of online conversations on Tuesday, October 22.

    Taking to her Twitter account, Wanjiru asked that male MPs who had a problem with women's dressing, be taken to her for special prayers.

    "Send the male MPs to church, we will baptise them and their eyes will not see the length of the skirt," she posted.

    Singer Akothee and member of Parliament Davis Ole Sankok in parliament buildings on Wednesday, October 18.
    Singer Akothee and member of Parliament Davis Ole Sankok in parliament buildings on Wednesday, October 18.

    This was in response to Akothee's announcement on Radio Citizen's Mambo Mseto show, where she claimed that given the opportunity, she would still go back to parliament in a short skirt.

    “Given a chance back, I will do the same dress code. What shocked me was the fact that people forgot my aim of going to Parliament. They started focusing on my dress code, which doesn’t feed anyone.

    "The people I’m feeding right now in Turkana are actually walking naked. Why isn’t anyone talking about Turkana people who are hungry and naked?” she posed.

    On Wednesday afternoon, September 18, Akothee caused drama in Parliament when she was stopped by the sergeant-at-arms for dressing inappropriately.

    The singer, who had gone to lobby for the launch of her foundation, caused a scene insisting that she would not cover her luminous green skirt suit.

    After MPs Soipan Tuya and Racheal Nyamai intervened, she later covered herself and joked that the problem was not her skirt, but her legs which were too long for the outfit. 

    Bishop Wanjiru chose to keep a low profile since she lost her Starehe seat in 2013.

    She lost her parliamentary seat after she joined the race to represent Nairobi County in the Senate but failed.

    Bishop Wanjiru is the founder and Presiding Bishop of Jesus Is Alive Ministries (JIAM), an international Christian organization with headquarters in Nairobi Kenya.

    Popular musician Akothee covered up after a sergent-at-arms refused to let her access the the mini dining used by parliamentarians on Wednesday, October 18.
    Popular musician Akothee covered up after a sergeant-at-arms refused to let her access the mini dining area used by parliamentarians on September, October 18.