When Wajir Woman Rep Fatuma Dullo stomped into Parliament on April 14 armed with a suitcase stuffed with 'evidence' to fix Deputy President William Ruto over alleged land grabbing, little did she know that she was going to get Embakasi East MP Babu Owino kicked out of the chambers.
It was complicated, but Owino ended up getting shoed out for uttering an un-parliamentary word, which is funny considering the many unpliamentary things the honourable member has gotten away with.
Not that Owino was the first member to be suspended for gross misconduct.
Leader of Minority John Mbadi was last year ordered out of the house for five days for punching Sigowet/Soin MP Kipsengeret Koros on the face.
The fights within the premises of Parliament did not begin with Mbadi. In October 2017, barely a month after they were sworn into Parliament, Babu Owino and his Starehe counterpart Charles 'Jaguar' Kanyi, both first timers, exchanged blows at the media centre over allegations that Babu was not respecting President Uhuru Kenyatta forcing the parliamentary staff to intervene.
But truth be told, the quality of the fist fight would never have earned the two a place on a village boxing team.
They were, however, found guilty of gross misconduct within the premises of Parliament, for which they apologised to the house.
But their misconduct pales in comparison to allegations that MPs were trooping to the toilets to receive bribes to vote in a certain manner, or the confessions by a one-time senator that he used to puff weed in the toilets with a fellow MP. Both were elected governor in 2017 and, not surprisingly, relieved of their duties in no time.
On the flip side, however, the devil must be given his due. The 11th and 12th parliaments will be hailed for introducing bills and passing laws that are in the interest of the common man. An example is the Employment (Amendment) Act 2021, which paves way for graduates to seek jobs without producing clearance certificates from state agencies.