Sonko’s Vulgar Video Recordings Cause Storm in Senate

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga
  • There was an uproar in the senate during Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko’s impeachment hearing on Wednesday, December 16, after vulgar recordings were played out loud.

    In the videos, the governor could be heard uttering unprintables in a heated argument with a Nairobi businessman.

    The county boss made reference to private body parts a language the MCAs argued was part of their reason for impeaching him. 

    Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga in May 2020.

    Even before the video could be played out loud, nominated senator Millicent Omanga expressed her disapproval saying that children were home 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.

    Notwithstanding her argument, Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka allowed for the clips to be played, leading to some of the senators laughing while others cringed at their seats.

    “He was only mentioning some organs of the body, what is outrageous about that?” Lusaka questioned.

    Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki stated that evidence presented before senate should be checked before being relayed to the masses.

    “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.”

    On her part Nakuru senator Susan Kihika argued that there needed to be a procedure where such material was authenticated before it was brought to the floor of 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.

    Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, the daughter of former Nakuru North MP Dickson Kihika

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