Outrage ensued in the Senate on Wednesday, December 16 after an x-rated video was played for the Senators to listen.
In the videos by submitted by the Nairobi County Assembly, Nairobi Governor could be heard hurling insults at a Nairobi businessman.
However, even before the video could be played, nominated senator Millicent Omanga expressed her disapproval arguing that children were watching and it would be unfortunate if they heard such utterances..
“Children are watching. It might be too late if we decide to play the clip out loud unless we go off air,” Omanga suggested.
Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika also protested the move saying that the Senate needs a procedure where such material are authenticated before being presented before the House.
“We have to have a chain of custody so that we can authenticate that whoever their saying is the person, is indeed the person,” she stated.
On the other hand, Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki said that evidence presented before the senate should first be checked before being presented.
“Mr Speaker I agree with you that the parties have a right to induce the evidence…. but as a procedural question, I would request your guidance whether it is in order for any kind of evidence.
“Hypothetically, a party can bring pornographic material as evidence. Therefore, I would recommend that sensitive material which is of a nature proceeds on camera first,” he said.