A Nominated MCA was thrown out of Nyeri County Assembly on Tuesday for dressing contrary to the rules of the house.
Beth Nyawira was ejected from the Nyeri County Assembly for dressing indecently, only a week after Speaker John Kaguchia cautioned against breaking the rules on mode of dressing.
Kirimukuyu MCA Anthony Ndagita raised alarm after realizing Nyawira was in a sleeveless dress that revealed her arms and sought direction from Deputy Speaker Samuel Kariuki. “Mr Speaker kindly guide this house on the mode of dressing of the honourable member. The speaker recently ruled on how MCAs should dress,” he said.
The deputy speaker found that Ms Nyawira ignores Speaker’s rules on dressing and directed Sergeant at Arms to kick her out of the Assembly.
Mr Ndagita pointed out that there was need to correct the dressing of the members in order to preserve the respect of the Assembly. “We cannot be scared of creating enmity when we are only correcting each. If we take a back seat on some of these issues they may haunt us,” he said.
Last week, Nyeri County Assembly Speaker Kaguchia urged MCAs to dress decently after concerns were raised by Karatina MCA Watson Mburungo that women MCAs were wearing miniskirts. “This assembly is a House of honour and therefore all members must carry themselves in an honourable manner. The members’ dressing and mannerism during plenary should not bring the reputation of the assembly into disrepute, ” he said.