Drama was yesterday Thursday 13 May 2021 witnessed on the floor of the National assembly after Speaker Justin Muturi was engaged in a heated argument with Kiharu Member of parliament Ndindi Nyoro.
This is after the legislator was summed by the house speaker to to answer to allegations for allegedly referring to a section of his fellow legislators as conmen during their heated BBI Bill debate.
The DP Ruto ardent supporter instead opted to explain himself rather than being boxed with a Yes/No response that was favored by the speaker,prompting the exchange.
“Members believe that you referred to them as conmen. If you didn’t say it, you didn’t. Just like Honourable Kuria said no,” Muturi asked.
The Kiharu lawmaker refused to give a one word Yes or No answer, insisting that the matter before the house was a weighty type that needed him to explain.
“Did you utter those words or did you not?” Muturi reiterated, interrupting the Kiharu MP.
“Mr speaker, I have gone through the standing orders and I don’t think anyone has the powers to dictate to me how to respond to summons,” Nyoro remarked.
The spaekr then dismissed his claims stating that the question attracted a direct YES or NO answer and not an opportunity to lecture parliament on the attributes of democracy and the rule of law.
“If you did not make the allegations just say, so,” Muturi maintained.
Ndindi would later accept using the words to describe some of his colleagues after a heated back and forth.
“I actually referred to some people as cowards, traitors and sellouts. I actually did,” he said, adding that some are in parliament.
As a result, the legislator was suspended for four next subsequent sittings.