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Lawmaker kicked out of National Assembly for coming to chambers with a baby

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A Kenyan lawmaker, Zulekha Hassan, representative of Kwale woman, was ordered on Wednesday to leave the National Assembly to bring her child into a parliamentary session.

The legislator was immediately expelled from the cameras after she entered with a child.

The president of the National Assembly Hon. Chris Omulele, deputy Luanda, described the movement without precedent.

The representative of the Kwale woman said she had an emergency and that is why she went to parliament with the child and suggested that a room be installed for mothers to curb those situations.

“I have tried really hard not to come with the baby, but today I had an emergency; what was I supposed to do? … If there was a room, a thresh or a nursery room, I’d be able to then put my baby,” said Zulekha.

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She said,

“Today, I had an emergency, what was I supposed to do? Miss parliament? That’s why I just came with her. I knew I would be staying here just for a while and later when my situation is better, I would go. But if there was a room or a creche or nursery, I would then be able to put my baby there.”