House should legislate against violence

National Assembly

National Assembly members during Coalition Bill debate on December 29, 2021.

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In a Parliament with women legislators and people with disabilities, it is dangerous that violence can be left to thrive. The Kenyan Parliament has set a bad precedent by allowing ‘honourable’ members to engage in fistfights in the chambers. Kenyans have bestowed power to legislators to avert violence from all corners of the country but not to transfer it to the chambers.

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