Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi is nursing injuries after she was physically assaulted by her colleague, Wajir East MP Rashi Kassim.
Rashid and Fatuma reportedly engaged in a heated discussion at the Parliament parking lot before he (Rashid) physically assaulting her as legislators and security officers watched from a distance.
An angry Rashid landed on Fatuma, who is a member of the budget committee after she allegedly failed to allocate any money to his Wajir East Constituency during the recent visit by the budget team.
A Photo that has since gone viral has shown Fatuma Gedi in tears and with some visible injuries.
Wajir County Women Rep Hon. Fatuma Gedi allegedly slapped by her counterpart within the parliament building.
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Fight erupted within Parliament building earlier today where Wajir County Woman Representative Hon Fatuma Gedi was attacked by her Wajir East counterpart Hon Rashid Kassim. #BudgetKe2019 #CongratulationsMheshmiwa pic.twitter.com/xIYSUvjtkt
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According to Gedi, she was assaulted at around 9.50 am while in the company of Homa Bay women rep. Gladys Wanga.
“It was about 9.50 am I was with Gladys Wanga (Homabay woman representative) when I met the Honourable member. We just said hello and he asked me how comes we did not put anything for him in his constituency and I told him you were not there and you were the host MP and you did not mobilise your people to come and present their case,” Fatuma told a local newspaper.
She added; “He called me stupid and nonsense and then he beat me. I was shocked, I could not believe it. He came again and hit me.”
Gedi was rushed to Karen Hospital where first aid was administered before recording a statement at Parliament Police Station under OB 20/13/6/2019.
Contacted Amin did not deny or confirm the assault allegations only saying he will respond to the Police.