Kang’ata: Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata might be soft-spoken but he does not shy away from drama.
Yesterday, he served his colleagues and members of the public a cocktail of shock and humor after logging in, into a session from an ‘inappropriate place.’
His ‘venue’ was brought to the attention of the speaker by a colleague who claimed Kang’ata was trying to address the house from Sabina Joy pub
Senators broke into laughter, considering that Sabina Joy is a renowned nightclub along Nairobi’s Moi Avenue. The entertainment joint is mainly known to be a brothel
In a video that has since gone viral, Kang’ata is heard attempting to contribute to the house proceedings through its online platform, from a location later adjudged by Speaker Kenneth Lusaka as inappropriate.
The lawmaker had virtually intruded the session when Lusaka had granted nominated senator Beatrice Kwamboka a chance to address the house.
Lusaka beseeched the former Majority Whip to switch on his camera, as dictated by the house regulations when a member joins sessions virtually.
“Mr. Speaker I’m here. I’m online, my video is on. Mr. Speaker, I’m online,” Kang’ata is heard saying.
The speaker remained incessant that the Tanga tanga-allied lawmaker had to switch on his camera in line with the set regulations.
After switching on his camera as instructed, a senator, whose identity is yet to be established, seemingly reacting to the nature of the background of Kang’ata’s location, accused him of addressing the house from a bar along Thika Road before alleging that it was indeed from Sabina Joy.
“Mr. Speaker he is on Thika Highway drinking… Mr. Speaker, he is in a bar, Mr. Speaker, he is at Sabina Joy,” the unidentified senator insisted.
Unmasked, Kang’ata tried to absolve himself from the allegations, insisting that he was in his office but Lusaka dismissed him, stating that he could not speak from the ‘inappropriate’ location.
“No no no that is not an office Senator Kang’ata. I’m sorry we cannot allow that. The rules are very clear on where you can be,” Lusaka said.