Kwale Women Rep kicked out for bringing baby to Parliament

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There was drama in Parliament on Wednesday after Kwale Women Rep Zuleikha Hassan came to the parliamentary sessions with her 5-month-old baby.

The speaker, Christopher Omulele asked Ms Hassan to leave parliamentary chambers saying it was not the right place for her to take care of the baby.

“You have the right to take care of the baby but this is not the place to do that. I therefore order that you instantly withdraw from the chamber,” said Omulele.

However, other female MPs defended Ms Hassan asking her to stay put.

This did not go well for them, as the speaker ordered the sergeant-at-arms to forcefully evict Ms Hassan who left the Parliament chambers accompanied by female MPs in a show of solidarity.

In her defense, Ms Hassan said she had an emergency which forced her to come with her baby to Parliament.

“My baby is not an atomic bomb and she cannot explode. It is unfair that I miss work just because I came with a baby,” Hassan said.

Zuleikha Hassan with another lawmaker holding her baby at the Parliamentary building. [Source: Standard Media]

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