I Did Not Address Senate From Sabina Joy- Kang'ata

The claims were propagated by a speaker who was heard in the video insinuating that the outspoken Senator was at the popular club along Moi Avenue in Nairobi CBD.

I Did Not Address Senate From Sabina Joy- Kang'ata

Murang'a Senator, Irungu Kang'ata, has come clean on claims that went viral on social media that he addressed the Senate on Tuesday, September 14 from the popular Nairobi bar, Sabina Joy.

The claims were propagated by a speaker who was heard in the video insinuating that the outspoken Senator was at the popular club along Moi Avenue in Nairobi CBD.

Taking to his Twitter account on Tuesday, Kang'ata termed the claims as false, maintaining that he is a leader of high morals.

He castigated his political rivals of creating a fake background sound and adding it to the address to the Senate with a motive of diverting attention from the issues he was about to raise and tarnish his name.

Murang'a Senator, Irungu Kang'ata. /CAPITAL GROUP

He termed the voice addition as fake, false, and malicious, further indicating that he has never tasted alcohol in his life.

Kang'ata argued that he was addressing the issue of the Murang'a milk farmers who went for weeks without payment despite making deliveries to the country's milk-processing plant.

"Kieleweke bloggers - no single drop of booze has ever passed via my mouth. That voice insertion into my today's Senate contribution is fake and false. The true question that I asked in Senate was about Muranga farmers' unpaid milk delivered to county factory," he wrote.

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka on that afternoon blocked Kang'ata from making his address to the house after he detailed the Senate's location as inappropriate and not up to the standards of continuing with the proceedings.

Kang'ata at the time was appearing through a video-conferencing platform and had used his audio on before he was reminded by the rules of the house that the video must be on for a member to participate.

"We can now see you, but where are you?" Lusaka posed.

"I'm in my office, Mr. Speaker," Kang'ata retorted. 

"No, no, no, no, that's not an office, Senator Kang'ata. I'm sorry, we cannot allow that, the rules are very clear on where you should be, so you are out of order," Lusaka ruled.

The Senate speaker informed Kang'ata that he would give him a chance to address the Senate once he is in an appropriate place.

Before he could be handed the opportunity, a voice opined that he was addressing the house from Sabina Joy.

"Mr. Speaker, he's in Sabina Joy," said the voice.

Kang'ata eventually made it to the Senate and issued an apology to the house before continuing with his submission.

"First is to apologize Mr. Speaker for being in an office which has a 'safety belt'," Kang'ata stated.

Sabina Joy is one of Nairobi CBD's most famous clubs that was known to be a brothel. It is located at Ambassador area along Moi Avenue and the Modern Green Club along Latema Road and draws thousands of sex workers and their clients on normal days.

It was one of two city bars permitted to reopen as part of a pilot project to assess the safety of revelers ahead of the eventual reopening of bars countrywide in a partnership between the government and the East African Breweries Limited (EABL). Beforehand, it was closed three times, including ahead of the 2019 nationwide census.

Outside Club Sabina Joy in Nairobi. /STANDARD DIGITAL