A serious debate was disrupted by a legislator allegedly breaking wind in a Kenyan regional assembly on August 7, with pandemonium and a flurry of accusations and counter-accusations.
As per reports, the ongoing debate pertaining to market stalls had to be stopped because of a foul smell and ensuing blame-game. Reports further stated that Kenyan lawmaker Julius Gaya was the one who first raised his objection to the stench, and was willing to name the person he believed to be responsible and put things on record in the Homa Bay County assembly.
When Speaker Edwin Kakach asked why the assembly had been disrupted Julius Gaya said:
“Honourable Speaker, one of us has polluted the air and I know who it is,” as per local reports.
However, the accused member who wasn't named refuted the claims and said:
“I am not the one. I cannot do such a thing in front of my colleagues.”
Following this, as bedlam broke out, assembly Speaker Edwin Kakach ordered members to step out for a break. Furthermore, he even asked assembly officials to bring air fresheners to make it bearable.
"Get whatever flavour you will find in any office, whether it’s vanilla or strawberry," he said as per local reports.
“We cannot continue sitting in an environment that smells bad.” he added
Even so, the unpleasant smell subsided before any spray was found or, indeed, required. The members later continued with the debate.