There was a moment of panic at the National Assembly on Thursday evening after Nyali MP Mohamed Ali carried a gun to the chambers.
Gem MP Elisha Odhiambo drew the speaker’s attention to the lawmaker’s priced possession. No weapons are 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.
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Members cast aspersions on how the gun slipped through the tight security protocols. Members are expected to deposit their guns at a safety deposit box manned by the sergeant at arms.
MP Ali 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.