February 2, 2023

  • On Thursday, December 1, senators were entertained by their colleague, Boni Khalwale, who broke into a song and dance on the plenary floor.

    Senator Khalwale encouraged the lawmakers that they will be held accountable for their position and their track records.

    “A public servant must account for his or her deeds. You must account for what you did for the poor because of your position or privilege,” Khalwale warned.

    Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale having a chat with Nakuru Senator Tabitha Karanja at Parliament buildings on September 7, 2022
    Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale having a chat with Nakuru Senator Tabitha Karanja at Parliament buildings on September 7, 2022

    In the song, the Kakamega senator used a traditional Luhya song to illustrate how the senators will be judged.

    Lawmakers who understood the Luhya dialect joined Khalwale in the song while the others who struggled to grasp the meaning behind the song silently protested. 

    The Luhya dialect gospel song reminds the faithful that they will be asked to account for their actions on earth. 

    “You will have to narrate how you walked on earth — you must tell your story on earth,” Khalwale sang. 

    The Senate Deputy Speaker Kathuri Murungi was forced interved in order to silence the roaring laughter from the plenary.

    Murungi advised Senator Khalwale to take his theatrical entertainment to a deserving place, not Parliament.

    “Order! Senator Khalwale, you know this is not a market place,” the speaker warned.

    He further asked Khalwale to rethink the kind of song he chooses to sing in Parliament, which comprises leaders from different communities. 

    “You cannot just start singing Luhya songs that nobody understands what you are communicating,” Murungi reiterated. 

    Meru Senator Murungi Kathuri
    Meru Senator Murungi Kathuri.
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  • Source: kENYANS.CO.KE

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