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MPs In Panic as ‘Moha Jicho Pevu’ Enters Chambers With His Gun

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Members of Parliament were on Thursday thrown into fits of panic after Nyali MP Mohamed Ali carried a gun to the chambers.

Gem MP Elisha Odhiambo could not keep his calm when he noticed the protruding possession and thus drew the speaker’s attention to the lawmaker’s weapon given that the same is not allowed in the chambers.

“Mr. Speaker, I have noticed that Hon Mohamed Ali is carrying something behind his back resembling a gun. If that is true, then we are not safe,” Odhiambo said.

MPs are expected to deposit their guns at a safety deposit box manned by the sergeant at arms and were befuddled at how the gun slipped through the tight security protocols.

The former journalist known for his high-risk investigative pieces said he forgot to deposit his gun as he entered the chambers. “My apologies, I forgot to leave my things outside. I am a human being.”

“Mr. Speaker. Allow me to surrender,” the MP said, urging the members not to personalize the incident.

Speaker Justin Muturi termed the events as a ‘terrible security lapse’.

He directed the sergeant at arms to be vigilant, enforce the rules – without harassing any member.

“Sergeant at arms know that it is their work to ensure nobody walks into the chamber or even at the entrance with a weapon. This must be a terrible oversight,’ Muturi said.

Mbita North MP Millie Odhiambo called for stronger security measures since the country was becoming politically volatile.

“Even very well-meaning members can cause harm in the heat of the moment without intending. This should not be repeated,” the lawmaker said.



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