Homabay County Women Rep Gladys Wanga has urged Senator Cleophas Malala to start wearing a skirt and behave like a woman instead of crying in parliament.
Wanga said that men should not cry in such a manner saying that in is such a disgrace and a curse.
“Malala cried like a woman, this is only done in the labor wards. Even for me, I have not cried for long.” She said
She noted that men are taught to be strong and should not behave like women when they are faced with a situation.
On Monday Malala said despite reporting to the police that his life is in danger, calls to have his security beefed up have been ignored.
“I am a young father and husband… It is very disheartening for people to sit in a corner and think they can take my life. I humbly request this committee and the Inspector General of Police to take note that I have said time and again my life is in danger. I have written enough letters and called offices in this Republic but they have not taken any action even to give me extra security,” said Malala as he broke into tear.
“Nobody is willing to give me security Mr. Chair. It is sad for me to walk around the streets of Kakamega and Kenya knowing that I’m going to die the next day.”
Malala was speaking during a joint sitting of the Senate Committees on Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights and the National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations with the Inspector General of Police.
The session had been convened to have the IG Mutyambai respond to security concerns raised by Senator as well as other Senators.
Last month Malala wrote to Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti claiming that a secret and specialized squad unit code named ‘Bravo Zulu Yankee’ has been formed to trail and possibly harm him.
“As a result of those real and credible threats to harm, injure, eliminate or assassinate me, a Member of Parliament, I now request your office to take immediate action to enhance the security detail assigned to me including additional security provided immediately to my family and my residences in Kakamega and Nairobi,” Malala said in the letter.