Valentine’s drama: Deputy speaker on receiving end for condemning MCAs who did not wear red in House

Embu County deputy speaker Steve Munene found himself on the receiving end for calling out fellow MCAs who did not wear red outfits to the County Assembly on Valentine’s Day.

Munene, during the House proceedings, proposed an amendment to the County Assembly calendar to accommodate Valentine’s Day. He wanted that ward representatives be given a one day recess every February 14, beginning 2018.

Munene, who represents Runyenjes Central ward, argued that Valentine’s Day should be treated with importance because “it is significant in our lives”.

He further argued that “all MCAs were alive today because of a love their parents shared”, and therefore, the day dedicated for love shouldn’t be treated lightly.

During his address in the County Assembly on Wednesday, he faulted MCAs, who had not worn red outfits to the House. This angered his fellow MCAs.

Makima MCA, Phillip Nzangi, sought Speaker Josiah Thiriku’s intervention, urging him to rule Munene out of order.

Nzangi, who downplayed the importance of Valentine’s Day to Embu people, further asked Munene to withdraw his statement and apologise to the MCAs.

Despite the tirade directed at him, Munene stood his ground, saying he was in order by making his remarks and refused to withdraw or apologise.

Munene, however, received support from Kyeni North MCA Patrick Mukavi.

House proceedings later resumed with the Valentine’s Day debate suffering a natural death.

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