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Day Jomo Kenyatta Wanted To Shoot Ronald Ngala In Parliament

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the father of Kenya, almost shot one of his cabinet colleagues in parliament because of the criticism he had received.

After being on Jomo's bad side once in the early 1960s, then-Minister of Constitutional Affairs and Administration Ronald Ngala quickly learned his lesson.

The political heavyweight on the Coast was reportedly giving his two cents during a House speech, according to a report in The Standard.

During his remarks, Ngala made several critical comments against President Jomo and his administration.

It was unclear what the point of contention was, but Jomo did not appreciate his comments.

According to the article, the 'old man' was threatening to shoot Ngala with a weapon he kept in his pocket.

If it weren't for Speaker Humphrey Slade's control, Jomo might have caused a scene.

The question was directed at Mr. Kenyatta: "What are you attempting to do? Do not reach into your pocket. This is the House of Representatives! That's what Slade told him, according to The Standard.

With Jomo's help, the debate went off without a hitch.

From 1963 to 1967, Slade presided over the House of Representatives as its speaker.


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