Female MPs protest two-thirds gender rule by donning white scarfs

Female MPs protest two-thirds gender rule by donning white scarfs

- in News, Politics

Female Members of Parliament on Wednesday stunned the House when they all walked in with white scarfs.

Nominated MP Cecily Mbarire said it is a peaceful protest for the two-thirds gender rule to be passed.

Their male colleagues said they felt intimidated and threatened.

The female MPs walked in at 2.36pm after Speaker Justin Muturi started the session.

Male MPs chuckled and murmured among themselves. They wondered what the occasion was.

Leader of Majority Aden Duale asked the Speaker to give direction since such a thing has never happened in Parliament.

“Speaker, the people wearing headscarves are threatening and intimidating. I want you to tell us whether the dress code is within the standing orders,” Duale said.

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