Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi was reportedly beaten by her colleague Rashid Amin of Wajr East in Kenya.
Rashid Kassim in a nasty encounter with Rashid Kassim on Thursday morning in the parliament building reportedly beat the female lawmaker, leaving her with injuries. Rashid Kassim has been arrested as a result of the incident.
It is alleged that Gedi engaged him in a heated discussion before she was assaulted by the MP.
The MP demanded to know why Gedi, who is a member of the budget committee, did not allocate any money to his Wajir East constituency. Gedi narrated that she was with her Homa Bay counterpart Gladys Wanga when she met the Wajir East lawmaker.
“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. I told him that Wajir County was only allocated Ksh100 million and we had to allocate money to only areas of priority to the region like water and roads but he told me that was nonsense,” she highlighted.
The Home Bay Woman Representative confirmed she was present during the incident citing, they were heading to the Protection House when Amin met her.
“They started to converse in Somali so I just stood by to wait for Gedi. A few minutes into the conversation I just saw him hitting Gedi on the cheek, she was crying and bleeding. I didn’t know what could lead to that. I was surprised that a colleague can assault a female member,” Wanga narrated.
It took the intervention of parliament police to rescue the Woman Rep. Gedi was then taken to the Karen Hospital for treatment