Speaker Muturi orders no more guns in Parliament
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has ordered that no guns be allowed in Parliament in a new directive aimed at safeguarding legislator’s security.
Muturi added that the MPs’ vehicles will undergo strict security searches before being allowed into Parliament premises.
“I wish to draw the attention of the house to concerns that have been raised with regard to the security and safety of members within the precincts of Parliament.Standing orders number 99,100 and 101 are explicit on maintenance of security and handling of firearms and other offensive weapons in the House,”the speaker said.
His directive comes hot in the heels of an ugly fist-fight involving two first time legislators Charles Njagua(Starehe)and Babu Owino(Embakasi East) in Parliament’s media centre.
Muturi further directed that strangers (not members of the National Assembly or Senate) go through rigorous security checks before admission into the premises.
Both Njagua and Owino will appear before the Powers and Privileges Committee where disciplinary measures will be taken against them.