MP Salasya left with egg on face after confusing cross-dressed man for ‘mama mboga’


Mumias East Member of Parliament (MP) Peter Salasya is once again facing banter on social media.

On Thursday evening, Salasya shared a photo of a ‘mama mboga’ who held a placard showing support for the controversial legislator.

Salasya looking for the supportive ‘mama mboga’

MP Peter Salasya declares he is looking for the ‘mama mboga’ holding placard. PHOTO/TWITTER

The first time MP urged netizens to help him acquire contacts of the ‘mama mboga’ so as to reward ‘her’.

“Natafuta huyu mama mboga ukipatana na yeye please connect me I do something for her.

“Mimi supporters wangu ni mama mboga kizungu mingi za climate change hatujui , we keep growing and rising daily,” the lawmaker added.

MP Peter Salasya is not new to controversy within and outside Parliament. PHOTO/FILE

Salasya bashed on social media

Not long afterwards, social media users streamed in the comment section to criticise him, claiming the person Salasya referred to as ‘mama mboga’ was actually a man.

“Huyu ni ndume,” one tweep identified as Bella began.

Businessman Rodgers Kipembe chimed in saying, “Ni mwanaume, wewe fanya kazi ulichaguliwa kufanya.”

It appears that the so called ‘mama mboga’ who caught Salasya’s attention is a male content creator whose style involves dressing as an older traditional woman.

Content creator Gogo Small who dresses as an old rural woman. PHOTOS/FILE

Opinions on Climate Change

Earlier this week, Salasya sent the internet into a frenzy following his ‘strange’ opinion on climate change.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the Africa Climate Summit at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi.

Artists perform at KICC during Africa Climate Summit. PHOTO/FILE

Salasya told off critics, insisting that politics is local so he is not bothered about his lack of mastery in English.

“Politics ni local wakwende na kizungu yao. I was not elected to talk about climate change muskie,” he added.

MP Titus Lotee speaks

Titus Lotee, Kacheliba MP commented about Salasya’s view on climate change during a discussion on TV47’s breakfast show Morning Cafe.

According to Lotee, who is the Chair of environmental committee in Parliament, stated that many legislators are not well-versed on matters climate change.

“Salasya is just trying to build a name by being controversial. Generally, most MPs do not understand climate change maybe because they deem other things more important,” he added.

The Africa Climate Summit came to a close on Wednesday, September 6.

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