The Kenyan Parliament turned into a comedy show when an uninvited guest in the form of a black cat joined the honorable members for a session on Tuesday.
As you would expect, the usual suspects – Millie Odhiambo and Aden Duale – were the stars of the comedy show as the cat waltzed into the House and brought proceedings to a temporary standstill.
The incident was brought to the attention of the House and temporary speaker Jessica Mbalu by the ever outspoken Mille Odhiambo.
“Honourable chair, I am worried that there is a stranger in the House,” said Millie.
“Which stranger, can you point out?” wondered Jessica Mbalu.
“That is actually what is worrying me Chair,” responded Millie, adding, “Chair we are just hearing sounds of a cat and we cannot see it. That is more worrisome than when you see the cat because that could be a spirit. Which means that the House should be evacuated with immediate effect.”
When her colleagues pointed out the cat to her and saw it was black, Millie Odhiambo called for a spiritual cleansing,
“It is very worrisome that it is a black cat and the house needs to be evacuated. Chair. We need spiritual leaders for cleansing.”
When it was Aden Duale’s turn to speak, the National Assembly Majority Leader suggested that the cat was there for an oversight as a representative of a section of Kenyans.
He also called for it to be fed and warned MPs not to mess with the feline alluding to the superstition that black cats are a bad omen.
“This cat is representing a section of the people of Kenya and I think we should continue and I am sure if somebody says the house didn’t sit when the cameras are done no need to chase, they need to feed. This cat was here yesterday also, so we need to feed it and don’t play around with a black cat. I am sure the guys from the coast will tell us more,” said Duale.
Watch how the drama unfolded within the first two minutes of the video below.