In Summary
  • Mr Duale and Dr Wamalwa told the National Assembly how a woman, whom they did not name, has made them afraid of using their phones.
  • The Kiminini lawmaker narrated how one day he received some nude photos while sitting with a female MP.

  • Dr Wamalwa said when he opened them, he felt ashamed and embarrassed.

MPs Tuesday narrated how they have been cyberbullied by people seeking funds and others sending them nude photos.

Majority Leader Aden Duale and Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa told the National Assembly how a woman, whom they did not name, has made them afraid of using their phones while with their colleagues or family members as she has been sending them her nude photos.

“There is a lady who has the phone numbers of all the MPs and keeps sending us nude photos,” said Duale.

“This matter is serious, as it has broken many families and must be brought to an end,” said Mr Wamalwa.

NUDE PHOTOS

The Kiminini lawmaker narrated how one day he received some nude photos while sitting with a female MP in Parliament and when he opened them, he felt ashamed and embarrassed.

Minority Leader Junet Mohamed said that male MPs faced cyber-bullying even more than their female counterparts.

“I have received some photos on my phone that you cannot see with your naked eyes. ‘The pictures are so dangerous that you only pray they should not come when you are with your family or when your child gets your phone," he said.

“Sometimes you are on suspicion watch in the House and when those photos pop up, it becomes difficult to deal with. The biggest problem we face nowadays is cyber-crime. We have been bullied, seduced and the careers of some politicians have ended due to cyber-bullying.”

SEDUCED ONLINE

Baringo Woman Representative Kaptuya Cheboiwo said it was not only the male MPs who faced harassment but even the women, some of whom were also being seduced online.

“Male MPs think they are the only ones being seduced. We are also being seduced left, right and centre,” she said.

 “If you have a husband who has weak shock absorbers, you can easily get divorced,” Ms Cheboiwo added.

The matter was brought up by Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege, who issued a statement on the floor of the House, complaining how con individuals had been registering mobile numbers of MPs and using them to solicit funds from an unsuspecting public.

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