Kenya: MP expelled from sitting for taking baby to House of Assembly.
Zulekha Hassan a Kenian member of Parliament who brought her baby to sitting in Campala said she “had an emergency” so she had to take her baby to work. The parliamentary proceedings, which were broadcast live in the Kenyan public broadcaster KBC, were temporarily interrupted when she entered the room carrying her child.
According to the internal rules, “foreigners” are not allowed in the room, including children. The Vice President had the difficult task of controlling the deputies, because some began to scream and the Kwale County Women’s Representative was ordered to leave the room. The Chairman of the house said his decision was “unprecedented.” Mrs. Hassan told reporters that parliament had not yet put in place a family room although it agreed to do so in 2013. “I really tried not to come with the baby, but today I had an emergency, what should I do? If the house of Assembly had a manger or a family house, I could put my baby there. “” Now that we are asking more women in Parliament, you need to create a family-friendly atmosphere, “said Zulekha Hassan. This expulsion sparked a debate on social media. Some have praised the MP, mentioning other countries that allow babies to parliament, but other tweets accusing her of being in search of a buzz.