On Wednesday 22nd December, Embakasi east member of Parliament Paul Ongiri alias Babu Owino caused a drama in a parliament after he hid nominated senator Sankok’s crutches.
The turn of the event forced deputy speaker Moses cheboi to halt the session for some minutes after Sankok raised the alarm that his crutches were missing.
” The matter raised by Hon. Sankok is very serious… What is surprising is that Hon Sankok you are seated there all the time. If you have lost your crutches, you should obviously have the person in mind who has taken your crutches in mind,” Cheboi said while trying to solve the matter.
It was later discovered that, the Embakasi east lawmaker is the one who had hidden the crutches, He was immediately ordered to return them by the deputy speaker.
“Hon Babu Owino you should probably take the crutches back if you are the one who took them…” the speaker said
Responding to the speaker’s orders, Babu Owino in deed confirmed that it was him who took the crutches but the assembly’s sergeant had already taken them from him.
According to the ODM legislator, Hon Sankok did not need the crutches at that time so he took them for safe keeping.
Hon Speaker, Hon Sankok do not need the legs (crutches) as at now… I apologize,” Babu said amid laughter from the members of parliament.