Senator Millicent Omanga has defended nominated MCA Habiba Hussein who lost her seat on Tuesday, having missed sittings for two years.
She faulted Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi for underestimating the reason as to why the MCA’s has been absent.
“It is beyond comprehension how Hon. Beatrice Elachi, the Nairobi City County Assembly Speaker and a fellow woman, allowed such a reckless and irresponsible statement to be made on the floor of the House, without a bother to demand for authentication of the wild claims that were made,” she wrote.
She explained that Ms Hussein has been in and out of hospital for the last two years and that she lost her baby after a complicated pregnancy in 2018 .
Doctors said the baby had been born with heart complications.
Medical reports indicate that Baby Shadia died from a blocked A-V valve just a few hours after birth.
In the two years that she missed the plenary sittings, Ms Hussein underwent a myomectomy to remove uterine fibroids and a cholecystectomy to remove her gall bladder.
Despite her hospitalization, her seat was declared vacant by Speaker Beatrice Elachi on Tuesday in a move that Senator Omanga says was “almost satanic.
However, it is not clear whether there was communication from the MCA to the Speaker that she had been hospitalized and was unable to attend sittings.