Drama as Senator Irungu Kang’ata joins Senate proceedings from ‘Sabina Joy brothel’
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 18:33 | 2 mins read
Members of the Senate were treated to a comic relief during an afternoon parliamentary session, after a senator in the house accused Murang'a counterpart Irungu Kang'ata of trying to address the house from Sabina Joy pub.
Senators broke into laughter, considering that Sabina Joy is a renowned night club along Nairobi's Moi Avenue. The entertainment joint is mainly known to be a brothel, a reason that stirred more laughter in the Lusaka-led session.
In a video that has since gone viral, Kang'ata is heard attempting to contribute in 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 chance to address the house.
Lusaka implored on 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 Ruto-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 we have not 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 in Sabina Joy,” the unidentified senator insisted.
A cornered 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.