Fatuma Gedi, Wajir county Woman Representative has been assaulted by Rashid Amin, an MP from her county.
A photo of the politician with tears rolling down her cheeks has gone viral.
A message doing rounds on WhatsApp groups read;
They started by calling us women in Parliament flower girls, endangered species mpaka wamefika kwa kuchapa. Fatuma Gedi beaten by an MP from their county
In a video seen by Mpasho.co.ke, Fatuma Gedi narrates how she was assaulted while in the company of fellow Woman Rep Gladys Wanga.
It was about 9.50 am I was with Gladys Wanga (when I met the Honourble 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 mobilized your people to come and present their case.
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.
Confirming the incident, the Homabay woman rep said,
We were going to Protection house, when we got there we met Rashid Amin who is my colleague in PIC. 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.
When the Star reached out to the accused MP, he said,
Treat it as a rumour, I will respond to the police.
The matter has been reported at Parliament Police Station under OB 20/13/6/2019.