A heated debate about market stalls was disturbed by a foul smell caused by a member of a Kenyan assembly after which members started blaming each other.

“Honourable Speaker, one of us has polluted the air and I know who it is,” Julius Gaya, a member reportedly told Homa Bay county assembly.

The member he accused of farting denied the allegations saying that he “cannot do such a thing in front of my colleagues.”


Hoping to make things better, the assembly’s Speaker instructed the members to step outside and take a break from the chamber. Reports also suggest that he asked officials to get the air freshener “to make it pleasant.“

“Get whatever flavour you will find in any office, whether it’s vanilla or strawberry. We cannot continue sitting in an environment that smells bad,” the Speaker is reported to have remarked.

The debate resumed after the smell lessened.