Chege proposed new guiding structuresÂ on the amounts that should be charged on male circumcisionÂ
DualeÂ objected saying that it was not in order for the female MP to give the price of circumcision
The National Assembly on Thursday experienced an unusual exchange after Murangâ€™a Women Representative Sabina Chege proposed a change in male circumcision.
Chege proposed new guiding structures on the amounts that should be charged on male circumcision conducted in hospitals.
â€œMadam Speaker, I want to go again on Christmas and around this time is the time for circumcision. the guidelines are clear that for adult male circumcision, the minimum is Sh20,000 while the maximum is Sh40,000,â€ said theÂ Murangâ€™a Women Representative.Â
However, National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale objected saying that it was not in order for the female MP to give the price of circumcision.
â€œMadam Speaker, you have heard the honorable member giving the price of circumcision in Kenya. That is a very private matter and itâ€™s only some people like me who can give the price. Is Honorable Sabina in order to mislead this house that she is an expert on male circumcision,â€ Duale responded.
The exchange didnâ€™t go any further after Sabina explained that she was only referring to the professional guidelines for medical and dental practitioners in Kenya.
â€œMadam Speaker, I know the matter is private especially for communities that go to the river but I am referring to those who go to hospitals and are guided by these guidelines,â€ Chege said.
The Murangâ€™a Women Representative was concerned about this because she is the Chair of the House committee on health.
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