Akothee barred from Parliament precincts

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 00:00 |
Controversial musician Esther Akoth.

Controversial musician Esther Akoth, popularly known as Akothee yesterday caused a stir in Parliament after she showed up dressed in a luminous mini-skirt prompting security to block her from accessing the premises.

Accompanied by two bodyguards and two female aides she caused a scene in Parliament after orderlies barred her from a gaining access to the mini-dining hall, saying the Standing Orders are clear on the mode of dressing of MPs and visitors. 

According to parliamentary rules, female members of the press and guests should dress in a skirt suit that is below the knees while within the precincts of parliament. 

Female MPs Soipan Tuya (Narok Woman Rep) and Rachael Nyamai (Kitui South) were forced to intervene before she covered herself with a lesso and allowed to enter.

The musician wanted to meet nominated MP David Sankok to lobby for the launch of her Akothee Foundation meant to assist starving Kenyans in Turkana.  

After the meeting, she was heard joking the problem was her long legs and not skirt. “The problem is that my legs are taller than my skirt.”

Sankok defended her dress code, saying it was appropriate and shouldn’t have gone through the drama. “I picked her at the gate to come and  talk to MPs. Her dress code was very ok.”

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