Male & Female MPs Tear at Each Other Over Gender Rule [VIDEO]

  • Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo and Homa Bay woman representative Gladys Wanga
    Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo and Homa Bay woman representative Gladys Wanga
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  • The contorversial advisory by Chief Justice David Maraga to dissolve Parliament has caused divisions in the National Assembly.

    Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa sparked a fierce exchange of words with Homa Bay Woman Reresentative Gladys Wanga after he accused female MPs of being away when the house was voting on the twio-thirds gender rule. 

    "This Parliament has worked extra hard to achieve this (Two-Thirds Gender Bill) but the main legislators who are shouting outside their, paticularly our female colleagues should stop pretending.

    "At the time of voting they were away in New York, US to gain allowances as opposed to advancing the 2/3 gender rule. It is very shameful," Wamalwa stated. 

    He added that his female colleagues were acting on selfish interests, going on to name Wanga as one of the offending legislators. 

    Rising on a point of order, Wanga responded to Wamalwa claiming that he was levelling an accusation whose proof he did not have. 

    She asserted that while she may have travelled to New York for a women legislator's forum, she was present every time Garissa MP Aden Duale tabled the motion and was shot down.

    She demanded that Wamalwa withdrew his claims or else produce evidence to support them.

    "This matter involves all of us to resove togther. We will not get to the bottom of it by attacking each other, badmouthing each other or pulling each other down," she stated. 

    Her ODM counterpart Millie Odhiambo called for sobriety in the debate and the formation of a team that would be tasked in getting a solution. 

    "Mr Speaker, let us be sober. I would urge that we come up with a team in this House to look into this matter from a very sober perspective.

    "It is not a men vs women fight,. It is an issue of interest to very many Kenyans," Millie Odhiambo argued. 

    Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa speaking with jounalists
    Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa speaking with jounalists
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