On Monday, Garissa county woman representative Anab Subow Gure causes a stir online after stepping out with armed female bodyguards.
Gure who was on a visit to Dekaharja ward, posted on her Facebook page two guards dressed in hijabs, military combat bulletproof vests while holding AK47 rifles accompanying her.
The lawmaker was on a visit to oversee the commencement of registration of persons in the area.
‘’I oversaw the commencement of the registrations of persons for the National Identity Card in DekaHarja ward. The exercise that began today will cover Galmagala, Dekaharja, Bula Golol, Gubis, and Hajijimay for the next seven days’’—posted the lawmaker.
She later held the Baraza, where she encouraged those who attained 18 to take the IDs.
‘’Later, I held a baraza to inform the locals of the need to put efforts in registering their children once they attain 18-years of age. The National Assembly is also pushing for a bill that will see students be issued with IDs before leaving high school’’ she added.
During her visit, she was in the company of Bura East deputy county commissioner Kipkirui Arap Bett, Fafi officer commanding police station (OCPD) Lawrence Muchangi, and border point unit commander Muita Sashi.
But a majority of Kenyans were not happy with the dress code of the bodyguards.
Ibrahim Guyo, a Facebook user, wondered if those bodyguards could roll and crawl with their attires in case of an engagement.
Another Facebook user named Dahir Mohamed also wondered why the two officers had no safety boot.