National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah speaks on October 22, 2022 during the vetting of the then-SMEs ministry CS nominee Simon Chelugui. [Kelly Ayodi, Stanard]

Majority Leader in the National Assembly Kimani Ichung’wah has responded to a now viral clip of Suba North Member of Parliament (MP) Millie Odhiambo suggesting that he could be a member of the LGBTQ community.

Last Wednesday, March 22, Millie Odhiambo, during her remarks in the National Assembly, said Ichung’wah was “preoccupied with former President Uhuru Kenyatta”.

The Suba North was defending Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya’s right to picket, saying the Constitution allows peaceful demonstrations.

Her Kikuyu counterpart, Kimani Ichung’wah, had earlier blamed the Azimio demos, which he described as destructive, on former President Uhuru Kenyatta and Azimio leader Raila Odinga.

“It is actually wrong for us to be mentioning [in Parliament] other people who are not here, and calling them names. Regrettably, my good friend Honourable Ichung’wah called Honourable Raila an urban terrorist,” said Odhiambo.

“Honourable Ichung’wah must tell us whether he is also a member of the LGBTQ community because of his preoccupation with Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. That guy (Uhuru) is a man bwana! Don’t be too preoccupied with Honourable Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta,” added Odhiambo in a video-taped session that has since gone viral on social media.

Responding to Odhiambo, Ichung’wah said it was unfortunate that Odhiambo “lowered the quality of debate in the House and put it to shame” by using a language that is “not permitted in the National Assembly”.

“I heard what she said, and I would say Millie Odhiambo used rubbish words. She spoke rubbish on the floor of the House. There is language that is foreign to the House, which is not permissible. Millie became petty, and clearly she had lost it. That goes a long way in showing the kind of leadership that Azimio has and entertains,” Ichung’wah told The Standard on Tuesday, March 28.