NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 10 – There was uproar in the National Assembly as legislators demanded Tigania East MP Mpuru Aburi apologises for remarks he made following recent incidences in Nyeri where three women chopped off genitals of their husbands.
Aburi had castigated the act saying that the women should have looked for other ways of expressing their dissatisfaction with their husband’s inability to provide for their families instead of taking such severe actions.
“As men we strongly condemn the incidences that are taking place in Nyeri, it not a good thing when you chop off a man’s genital,” he continued. “Why are you cutting off something that is meant to give you as a woman pleasure?”
There have been three reported incidences of the act from the county with the first being in late May leading to Kenyans talking to social media and radio talk shows to condemn or support the women for conducting what has now been termed as ‘kungoa transformer’ (removing a transformer).
Shinyalu MP Silverse Lisamula then demanded that Temporary Speaker Tom Kajwang rules Aburi out of order before the MP maintained his ground.
“The thing that I am saying is being chopped off is something you have, it’s something that I also have. I will not say that it is something foreign that we can mention it, but it’s just were like a family so we can’t refer to it in the House.”
“But we as men know what is being chopped off, and we know it’s being chopped off,” he said.
Kilome MP Regina Muia protested the remarks by the first time MP, saying they were disrespectful to women in the country.
“Mr Speaker, some of the words he used, I am a Christian I cannot use them and as a honourable member I cannot use such a language,” a fuming Muia told the House.