A Kenyan Opposition MP has made history by apologising to journalists in the House, according to a report in the Nation,

Mr Maoka Maore (Ntonyiri, Kanu) had last week likened members of the Fourth Estate to "monkeys with loaded guns."

But yesterday, Mr Maore said: "Ï apologise for the remark I made during the debate on the Media Bill last week."

An attempt by Mr John Sambu (Mosop, Kanu) to ask the deputy Speaker to control parliamentary journalists' presence in the press gallery was futile.

He is among members who used unpalatable language on journalists during the debate.

Others were Joseph Lagat (Eldoret East, Kanu) and assistant ministers Patrick Muiruri (Agriculture) and Robinson Githae (Transport).

Yesterday, temporary deputy Speaker Daniel Khamasi reminded the Ntonyiri MP of Speaker Francis ole Kaparo's ruling on Tuesday, that accredited journalists were free to cover any member in the debating chamber.

Click here to read the full report, posted on allafrica.com.