WATCH: Kenyan legislator attacked by woman for politicking during funeral
13 June 2016, 12:51
Nairobi - A Kenyan legislator found himself on the wrong side of a scorned woman's feelings after engaging in politics during a funeral.
Senator Bonny Khalwale, who represents Kakamega County in Western Kenya, was attacked by the enraged woman who tore him down for politicking during the funeral over the weekend.
According to KTN, Khalwale, who was busy having a go at his political rival the Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya was stopped in his tracks by the woman who asked him to respect the funeral of the late woman.
" You do your work and he (Oparanya) does his. We are at a funeral, show some respect," the woman said in vernacular.
The scene threatened to turn ugly as Khalwale's guards intervened to stop the woman from embarrassing the Senator.
Just last week, The Standard reported that Oparanya asked leaders in the region to stop politicking at funerals as it showed gross disrespect to the deceased and their families.
Oparanya had said that leaders who attack others at funerals must stop the trend, arguing that Kenyan politics has matured and as politicians, they should not get back to the old ways.
In 2015, an MP put up a motion in the Kenyan Parliament which sought to ban political talk in funerals, The Star reported, but that law did not come to fruition.
Aden Duale, who is MP for Garissa Town in northern Kenya, back then complained that especially in Western Kenya, the practice was rampant and must be stopped but the law never saw the light of day.