The self-proclaimed president of single mothers – musician Akothee – on Wednesday brought business to a standstill at parliament buildings in Nairobi after showing up in a short skirt that was deemed as too revealing.
The controversial musician made the rare appearance in parliament on the invitation of nominated MP David Sankok.
While Akothee was in parliament for a noble cause, she failed to meet the standards set by the Speaker’s rules that guide how MPs and guests should dress within the precincts; she was consequently barred from accessing the premises amid protests from a section of female legislators who were against security personnel’s decision to block the singer.
After a confrontation with parliament orderlies, Akothee was allowed to access the members-only restaurant.
And after gaining entry into the MPs only area, the singer rejected a leso that was provided to cover her thighs. She finally agreed after minutes of pleading from the orderlies.
Taking to social media after the drama, Akothee said she thought she was dressed officially and was stunned when she was told to cover up.
The singer also noted that she invited the MPs to the official launch of Akothee Foundation on the 28th September.
“It’s my legs that are longer than the skirt, trust me it’s not me 🙆♀️ I thought I was officially dressed until I was ‘lessod’ 🙆♀️🙆♀️🤣🤣 Well that was fun, I have invited the members of parliament to come join me in the official launch of Akothee foundation on the 28th September. I can’t make a change in Turkana or the lives of people alone without them! I need everyone’s support. Thanks a lot waheshimiwa as I wait to see and shake your hands! Next time I will come in a trouser 🤣🤣🤣🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾”
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#Thetableshaker at it again Leprezida 🤣🤣🤣🤣 THE PRESIDENT OF SINGLE MOTHERS Its my legs that are longer than the skirt, trust me its not me 🙆♀️ , I thought I was officially dressed until I was lessod 🙆♀️🙆♀️🤣🤣 , well that was fun , I have invited the members of parliament to come join me in the official launch of Akothee foundation on the 28th september . I can't make a change in turkana or the lives of people Alone without them! I need everyones support thanks alot waheshimiwa as I wait to see and shake your hands ! Next time will come in a trouser 🤣🤣🤣🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 @akotheefoundation with HON DAVID OLE SANKOK