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Gender Bill is not Slay Queens’ backdoor to Parliament, says Nominated MP – VIDEO

Nominated Member of Parliament David Ole Sankok. FILE PHOTO 
Nominated Member of Parliament David Ole Sankok. FILE PHOTO 
Vocal lawmaker expresses strong reservation to the proposed bill that will expended the number of women representation in Parliament.

Nominated Member of Parliament David Ole Sankok has challenged women who aspire to be nominated to parliament through the proposed Gender Bill to prove that they are not ‘hoppers’ involved in illicit relationships.

In a video posted on his timeline on Monday, the vocal lawmaker expressed strong reservation to the proposed bill by his Garissa Township counterpart Aden Duale.

“If these gender top up slots will be for our daughters, sisters, wives and mothers, then I support it 100 per cent. But if it’s for the slay queens to slay their way into the National Assembly, to massage their way into the Senate or County Assemblies, then I do have some reservations,” said the MP.

Sankok has also said the women to be nominated must prove that they are of good integrity.

INTEGRITY TEST

Sankok said all women who deserve a nomination and are married must make their husbands known.

“If you are not married and you have several kids from different quarters, you are not a woman of integrity. All those who are unmarried and have children, will be required to parade them and their DNA taken for tests to determine if they are from the same father.”

He adds that women whose children belong to different men have already failed the integrity test and do not qualify for the positions.

“If one is sired by a Luo, another one by a Maasai, Kalenjin, Indian, Mzungu, then you have not passed the integrity test,’’ he said.

SLAY QUEENS

The video was posted a day after Sankok spoke of the floor of the House, maintaining that he would not support a bill seeking to introduce Slay Queens into the house.

The bill seeks to ensure that at-least one-thirds of the MPs in the next parliament are women.

The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2018 seeks to ensure at least one-third of the MPs in the next House are women. It requires the backing of at least 233 MPs.

Some have declared their reservation, saying nominations are being used by some party leaders to pick “slay queens and girlfriends”.

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HILARY KIMUYU

HILARY KIMUYU

Hilary has been a journalist with the Nairobi News since 2015 reporting on crime, entertainment, tech and any other issues that are of interest.



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