Kwale woman representative Zuleikha Juma was on the right direction by entering parliament chambers with her five months old baby.
Coast women activists led by renowned physically challenged activists Khamisa Zajjah termed Zuleikha move as boldly that men and women should support.
Lactating mothers suffer
Speaking in Mombasa on Wednesday, Ms Zajjah said Zuleikha has depicted what many women go through in their workplace.
The story that the international media among them BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera and Voice of America-VOA picked and analysed showed how Kenyan government has failed in securing places where women can comfortable breastfeed their children.
Ejected from Parliament
“Honorable Zuleikha Hassan should withdraw from the chambers immediately,” this was an order from the session Speaker Christopher Omulele which never went down well with both male ad female legislatures present in the parliament Wednesday morning.
Law passed in 2013
Zajjah has squarely blamed the Parliament Service Commission for failing to implement law passed in 2013 that provided for clean chambers where female MP’s can comfortably breastfeed their babies.
[Coast persons living with disabilities activist Khamisa Zajjah].
“The same place where laws are made is the same where they are broken, it is a total shame and we want the government to ensure all workplaces have designated breastfeeding areas for mothers,” noted Ms Zajjah.
The Kwale woman representative revealed that she had emergencies in the morning and could not leave her five month old baby girl Mwanabaraka Bazuma alone in her house.
She said women have suffered enough and the National Assembly should implement such law that provided for special places at workplaces for lactating mothers.