For the first time in history Kenyan parliament, MPs have started showing up in chambers clad in thier traditional cloth.
Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina was first to make good his threats last Thursday to appear in Parliament clad in complete traditional outfit.
While attending the latest National Address by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Senator Ole Kina was seen putting on a complete Maasai regalia and in his right hand was a sword which makes signature identify of his tribe; the Maasai community.
Also in un official outfit was Rarieda legislator Otiende Amollo who was putting on his counter suit and who noted that this was now officially constitutional.
“All Set..,Yours Truly, With Sen Ledama. Notice The Limit of Parliamentary Dress-Code in the National Assembly; And The Extent Of Parliamentary Dress-Code In The Senate.., All Interpreted Under The Same Constitution & Standing,” he tweeted.
#StateOfTheNationAddress ; All Set..,Yours Truly, With Sen Ledama. Notice The Limit Of Parliamentary Dress-Code In The National Assembly; And The Extent Of Parliamentary Dress-Code In The Senate.., All Interpreted Under The Same Constitution & Standing Orders.. pic.twitter.com/ohqdaN4ASV
— Otiende Amollo, SC,MP, EBS (@OAmollo) November 12, 2020
Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka recently made this official changes and legislators now have freedom to celebrate their identity through what they put on inside or outside the parliament.
The speaker ruled that Senators will be allowed to wear traditional attire while attending to their debating chambers a complete departure from official suits which have been the order of all debating chambers in the world.
The Lusaka’s landmark ruling made on Tuesday announced that legislators will nolonger be confined to their normal attires and can start wearing traditional regalia too.
Only Muslim Kanzus and male headgear were the only ‘out of order’ items allowed in debating chambers.
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