Kenyan speaker suspends debate after member ‘polluted’ the air

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Proceedings were suspended for about ten minutes to allow the pungent smell ease away.
According to reports, the lawmakers had returned from lunch break on Wednesday afternoon when the unnamed MCA farted during a debate.

The MCA for Homa Bay Town East ward, Mr Juma Awuor was on the floor discussing the lack of shades in markets when he was interrupted by the presiding speaker Edwin Kakach.
Mr Kakach’s attention had reportedly been drawn to a group of male MCAs who were pointing fingers at each other over the suffocating fart.

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Central Karachuonyo MCA Julius Gaya told the House, “Honorable speaker, one of us has polluted the air and I know who it is.”
But the accused MCA denied the allegations: “I am not the one. I cannot do such a thing in front of my colleagues,” he told the Speaker.

Proceedings had to be suspended for about 10 minutes to allow the members to catch some fresh air and the pungent order to dissipate.
The speaker asked the assembly’s sergeants to find air fresheners.

“Let the sergeant spray the air with fresheners to make it pleasant. Get whatever flavor you will find in any office, whether it’s vanilla or strawberry. We cannot continue sitting in an environment that smells bad,” Mr Kakach ordered.
Before the sergeants could get back to the house, the odour had cleared and the debate continued.


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