Garissa Member of Parliament Aden Duale caused a stir in parliament after making controversial remarks towards a female member.
According to a video by the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit, the former majority leader told off Kisumu Women representative Rozza Buyu that he is not her boyfriend.
Duale made the remarks during the Thursday October 7 house proceedings.
The MP was making his contributions on the debate about insecurity in the northern part of the country when Buyu began shouting at him.
“Those of us who do not come from Northern Kenya, please do not play party politics… Don’t shout at me, I am not your boyfriend,” Duale remarked.
Rising on a point of order, an agitated Buyu questioned whether Duale was right to make such comments.
“Madam Speaker is the Honorable Member in order to suggest that I, Rozaah Buyu, wants him as a boyfriend,” an angered Buyu stated.
The session was being chaired by the Kibwezi East Member of Parliament, Jessica Mbalu. Mbalu intervened while asking Duale to apologize for making for making the remarks.
“Hon Duale who are you referring to be your girlfriend?” the speaker asked.
Duale apologized but still insisted that the woman rep should shut up.
“Madam Speaker, as a ranking member and as a person who professes the Islamic faith, I have absolutely no need of a girlfriend whether it is Rozaah Buyu or anybody. She should shut up,” Duale responded.
The comment displeased members of the parliament who said that the lawmaker’s apology was not genuine.
The speaker had to intervene for the second time for the house to resume to its normal business.
Duale is known for making controversial comments. He recently sparked a debate after referring to ODM political party as a cult.