Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo on Thursday shocked parliament when she revealed that she negotiated with her husband to allow her mary a second and a third husband.
Millie was talking in defence of Mwende Mwinzi's dual citizenship. Mwinzi was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta to be the High Commissioner for South Korea.
"My husband is Zimbabwean and I do not have dual citizenship..am still negotiating with my husband to allow me to marry a second and a third husband like men have. When he allows me, I will come and change the law then I will declare my dual citizenship or triple," Millie noted.
The legislator blamed male members of parliament for demanding that female leaders should declare their citizenship yet they are married to wives from outside the country, insinuating that they are applying double standards.
"These men can sit here and judge us as women and tell us to declare citizenship some of them are married to Ugandans, some of them are married to Eritreans, some of them are married in Somalia and Tanzanians and US (United States) but we are not telling them to declare (their citizenship)," she said.
The bone of contention was that the Court of Appeal had ruled that state officers should not hold dual citizenship and Mwende had two (Kenyan and United States) with a section of legislators wanting her to choose one.
In the end, however, after a heated debate, Mwinzi's name together with that of 6 other nominees were approved by the house.