Kenyan city council members refuse to continue session after someone 'polluted the air': report

A city council meeting in a western province of Kenya was abruptly stopped Wednesday when officials refused to continue after accusing one another of passing gas, reports say.

Homa Bay County assemblyman Julius Gaya interrupted a debate on market stalls after someone reportedly passed a foul smell - so foul members refused to stay in the room and be fumigated by the flatulence.

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"Honourable Speaker, one of us has polluted the air and I know who it is," Gaya reportedly said according to the BBC. But the officials that Gaya accused of the act denied the claims, arguing that “I cannot do such a thing in front of my colleagues.” 

Speaker Edwin Kakach reportedly called a break and asked officials to bring in air fresheners “to make it pleasant.”

"We cannot continue sitting in an environment that smells bad,” he said according to the report.

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The incident in Homa Bay County, a providence just over 230 miles west of the capital city of Nairobi, comes just one day before a member of Kenya’s parliament was dismissed after bringing her baby into a session.