A Kenyan lawmaker is currently trending after she was kicked out of the Parliament for binging her baby to the chambers.
Zulekha Hassan, Kwale woman Representative, was ordered out of the National Assembly, on Wednesday for disrupting a parliamentary session.
Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Chris Omulele, stated that Hassan’s move was unprecedented.
The lawmaker, speaking on the incident, said she brought her baby to parliament due to an emergency she had. She also suggested that a mother’s room be put in place to curb such situations.
Speaking after eviction, she said: “I have tried really hard not to come with the baby, but today, I had an emergency, what was I supposed to do? Miss parliament? That’s why I just came with her. I knew I would be staying here just for a while and later when my situation is better, I would go. But if there was a room or a creche or nursery, I would then be able to put my baby there.”
Kwale Woman Rep Zulekha Hassan kicked out of Parliament after walking into the chamber with a baby, Speaker terms move unprecedented. pic.twitter.com/OPXJt52iZw
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) August 7, 2019