Kenyan MP with Baby Ordered to Leave Parliament

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Kenyan MP with Baby Ordered to Leave Parliament
Kenyan MP with Baby Ordered to Leave Parliament

Female MPs have walked out of Kenya’s parliament in solidarity with a colleague who was ordered to leave because she had taken her baby.

Zuleika Hassan said she had brought her five-month-old baby with her to work because of a domestic emergency and that parliament didn’t have a creche.

According to the house rules, “strangers” are not allowed into the chamber, children included.

Some of her male colleagues described her actions as shameful. Speaker Christopher Omulele ordered Ms Hassan out of the chamber and said that she could return without the baby. Some MPs shouted and others started shoving each other.

Ms Hassan called on parliament to create a more “family-friendly atmosphere” if it wanted more women to become MPs.

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