MP Kandodo falls asleep during SONA: The excuse, ‘Mutharika’s address boring’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Member of Parliament for Kasungu Central Ken Kandodo was on Friday caught on camera  falling asleep during President Peter Mutharika  State of the Nation address (Sona) in Parliament via video link.

Kandodo takes a nap during President Peter Mutharika vitual address at the opening budget session of Parliament on Friday. -Photo by Govati Nyirenda

And this was not just a quick shutting of the eyes, Kandodo, who is also parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairperson, was sprawled out almost horizontally.

Kandodo—who once served in Democratic Progress Party (DPP) and People’s Party (PP) governments as a Cabinet minister— is not the first Malawi lawmaker caught sleeping on the job, and undoubtedly he won’t be the last.

However, he downplayed his nap, saying the President’s address was “boring” and “confusing” amid threats of treason and call for Parliament to reverse the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Appeal rulings which nullified his re-election last year.

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Mdala
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Mdala

HE you even fail in a recorded and possibly fabricated SONA to be a bit more dynamic and charismatic!
We all remember your own cabinet minister Henry Mussa, on the same parliamentarian occasion, but live, in the same mode!
Be careful, in the end MPs will introducing a sleeping allowance…

Flamingo
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Flamingo

Kodi u mp wa abale a kamuzu

Malawi belong to the citizens
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He was praying.

Wawa
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Wawa

A Goni. LOL. Kungopitirako ma allowance basi. Chonchobe

Mapwisi
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Sanaphwise kandodoyo?

Hardy c
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Hardy c

Old donkey I think he has outlived his life

mtete
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mtete

I, too, would have fallen asleep listening toa boring recorded speech with nothing in it but accusations of the Judiciary and the Opposition.

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

If it were me, I would have walked out of parliament rather than listening to some stupid speech recorded from the bunker.

political commentator
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So you wanted him to listen to someone who was speaking from his house? That simply shows the speech was boring

Ndife
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Ndife

sleeping sickness is a big problem undiagnosed.

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