Senator Karen Nyamu, was forced to leave the Senate Chambers due to indecent dressing.
The senator was dressed in a kitenge skirt and a black sleeveless blouse, that had left her arms exposed which, according to House rules, was not an appropriate attire.
Before asking her to leave, Senate speaker Amason Kingi read out the Speaker’s Rule number 5 which states, Senators are required not to enter the chamber lounge or dining room without being properly dressed.’
“This means a male senator will be dressed in a coat, collar, tie, long trousers, socks and shoes or service uniform, religious attire or such other decent dressings as may be approved by the speaker from time to time… an equivalent standard shall apply in respect of women senators who may also wear Kitenges or such other African attire,” said the Speaker.
After reading the rules, Karen was ordered to leave the House and only return when appropriately dressed.
The Senate resumed its Second Session of the 4th Senate on Tuesday, February after the long breaks.