‘’My skirt is not short, my legs are too long for the skirt.’’ This is what Akothee had to say when she was recently brought parliament to a complete standstill.
In a video that’s since gone viral, she caused quite a stir when she went to parliament in a miniskirt. Parliament Standing Orders dictate that knees must be covered at all times, and orders were quickly given to find her a leso to cover them.
Madam Akothee when she graced Parliament today.
The problem is that my legs are longer that the skirt – Akothee. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Jhz1Om9rNG
— Martin Wachira (@Martowachira) September 18, 2019
Madam Boss had gone to parliament to seek support for the launch of Akothee Foundation to help with her Turkana humanitarian aid efforts. She was a guest of MP David Ole Sankok, chairman of National Council of Persons living with disabilities. She was conservatively dressed in a lime-green suit with a miniskirt.
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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
No stranger to controversy, Akothee took to Instagram to share news of the ordeal which also saw her being denied access to the ‘Members Only’ restaurant within parliament until she covered up. She found the whole situation humorous, and even took a few minutes to interact with her fans.
This comes only weeks after a female legislator was also thrown out of Parliament after bringing a child.
Here are some KOT reactions to the viral video:
Akothee makes me so happy!!!! 😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/g5rTS6BRgW
— Mumbi Gichuri (@mumbzg) September 18, 2019
They should just let Akothee be herself, I don't see any problem with her dress code today. Besides, he is there for a noble idea which no any other mpig or leader has ever thought of…
— Amesa Jnr (@NyawaraAmesa) September 18, 2019
She was just fine. It's our archaic behaviour and constant denial.
— Ezekiel Oranga (@EOranga) September 19, 2019