It was a case of Peculiar Mess as a farting politician shut down a session of parliament in Kenya as members blamed each other for the offending smell. The row broke out in the Homa Bay county assembly on Wednesday after one lawmaker accused a colleague of ‘polluting the air’.

According to a report by DailyMail, the MP in question denied the claims and insisted that ‘I cannot do such a thing in front of my colleagues’. The speaker hurriedly ordered air fresheners to be brought to the chamber to tackle the problem.

Proceedings were interrupted for 10 minutes as the speaker ruled that ‘we cannot continue sitting in an environment that smells bad’.