There was drama in the Senate when an action by the Kenya Power Company forced the House to suspend its sittings.

The incident, which took place on Thursday May 9, 2024, saw Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna announce the suspension of the proceedings, owing to a power blackout in the house.

“We have had to suspend sittings of the Senate because there is no power in Parliament,” Sifuna announced.

Immediately after the power went off, the Senators had to rely on their smartphone flashlights to provide alternative light.

The drama saw the legislators start shouting and poking fun at each other.

Members of the opposition started chanting “Ruto Must Go” with members of the ruling party responding with “Raila Must Go.”

The blackout occurred at a time when select members of the National Assembly were also at Parliament Buildings debating the impeachment motion seeking to hound out Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi from office.

Curiously, members of the opposition did not chant “Linturi Must Go” in relation to the investigation revolving around the CSs handling of the fake fertiliser case.

A week ago, Members of the National Assembly made the chant moments before approving the motion to impeach the Agriculture Minister.

It was not reported why the Senate did not use a backup generator after the power blackout.

Parliament not only uses power for general lighting but also for audio and live streaming of proceedings.

The Kenya Power had not responded to the issue by the time of publication.

(Additional report by Kenyans)



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