Wajir East Member of Parliament Rashid Kassim was on Thursday arrested for allegedly assaulting Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi. The arrest follows a complaint filed by Gedi at Parliament police station and to the office of the Speaker. The morning incident in Parliament precincts left Gedi with a bloody mouth after a reportedly unprovoked attack by Kassim. Witnesses said Kassim accused Gedi – who sits in the Budget Committee – of failing to allocate money for his constituency. Addressing the issue before the House, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi directed that police investigate the matter and take legal action. “That matter has been reported to me and Parliament police station and I have given instructions that criminals cannot be harboured in Parliament,”said the Speaker. Speaker Muturi further insisted that a crime is a crime and was not a matter for the committee of privileges. “It has been ruled before by previous Speakers, that Parliament cannot be a sanctuary for criminals,” he added. “…Even if you disagree with a fellow member, it should remain like that, a disagreement, it cannot be an excuse to engage in criminal activities.” The Speaker warned the legislators against engaging in such activities saying that no one is above the law. He further directed that the MPs allow the investigating agencies do their work barring further debate on the matter. #RashidKassim #FatumaGedi #Assault #Parliament

31 COMMENTS:

  • citizentvkenya

    _.kipkirui._

    Atleast he was fighting for his constituency to be allocated money

  • citizentvkenya

    wewe_sam_wewe

    he was fighting for more money to be allocated to his constituency so that he can steal

  • citizentvkenya

    mashelauma

    The man should be stripped of his memnbership to the parliament!🤦🏽‍♂️

  • citizentvkenya

    offical_aaac

    @jacob_runo he cannot talks the law on his own hand

  • citizentvkenya

    mcmaalim

    Nonsense. The honorable member should be thought a lesson by infact stripping off his membership. Very uncouth backward act. Shame on him

  • citizentvkenya

    sircharles254

    How many women have been killed?, How many have been assaulted?. So it takes a woman mp to be slapped for the female legislooters to take note

  • citizentvkenya

    nwamaitha989

    Leaders learn to walk away it does not make you less a Man just avoid confrontation it will lead you pabaya.

  • citizentvkenya

    jeffallanis

    I wish it was Millie ojiambo getting the beating

  • citizentvkenya

    shadyxen

    It normal nothing big this is Africa boy child ajabalikiwa na mdomo it strength even if used in the long place their should iron that with immediate effects to move forward if the court play to find the solution it will make things worse

  • citizentvkenya

    lovy_toduso

    If he has the guts to do this in parliament,I wonder how he does it at home

  • citizentvkenya

    lenahbrooke

    If he has the guts to do it in public,I wonder what he can do in private! Action should and must be taken against the MP😏😏. Ati honorable member 🙄🙄

  • citizentvkenya

    paulinenjakwe

    Tena this is madharau kwa wanawake. If Gedi was a male MP, this attacker MP could not have even dared discuss the issue. When will Kenyan men mature?

  • citizentvkenya

    kanyungutabby

    N Nancy Barasa just pinched "the nose"

  • citizentvkenya

    bkk771

    HE SHOULD FACE LAW WITH NO SOFT LANDING JUST TO MAKE SURE GENDER RESPECT IS PARAMOUNT IN OUR SOCIETY,DOES THE MONEY BELONG TO HIM OR WAS TOLD BY THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED HIM IN TO GO FIGHT FOR MONEY,SHAME FOR THE MISDEMEANOR.

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