Opposition MPs cause commotion in House as Uhuru gives Jubilee scorecard

Jubilee MPs watch as their Cord counterparts protest inside the chamber on March 31, 2016. Five of the protesters were ejected. PHOTO | RAPHAEL NJOROGE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The MPs blew whistles, shouted and waved placards, ignoring orders from Speaker Justin Muturi to behave with decorum.

  • Some had to be dragged out shouting and resisting by parliamentary orderlies.

  • Drama started the minute the President stood to make his speech.

  • The protesting MPs had planned with care and secrecy and until the last minute, parliamentary staff had no idea what was going to happen.

President Uhuru Kenyatta could not make his State of the Nation Address in Parliament for a full 30 minutes Thursday as Orange Democratic Movement MPs held a noisy protest in the chamber.

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