'I have tried really hard not to come with the baby, but today I had an emergency, what was I supposed to do? If parliament had a nursery or a creche I would be able to put my baby there' Zulekha Hassan said.

The house speaker ordered the house sergeant-at-arms to remove the member from the chamber, describing her action as unprecedented. The house had been debating the Kenya-Somalia maritime border dispute resolution before Zulekha walked in with her baby.

Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma defended her action, saying that she should not be separated from her new-born baby.


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