PARLIAMENT: Kenyan member of parliament appeared wearing stained pants in an apparent menstrual activism campaign.
On Tuesday, Senator Gloria Orwoba arrived in a white suit with red stains to advocate for the free distribution of sanitary pads to girls and women in prison.
A notice of motion regarding a law granting women access to free sanitary pads was scheduled to be tabled by Orwoba.
A group of MPs objected to her action, saying it was an inappropriate presentation, but Orwoba stood her ground, arguing that her menstrual cycle cannot interfere with her legislative duties.
Meanwhile in Uganda, the government backtracked on its 2016 manifesto pledge to provide sanitary pads to school-going girls so that they do not run out of school when their menstrual periods start.
The minister of education and sports, Janet Museveni, said that this is not possible because the ministry does not have money to cater for the pledge.