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Starehe MP Charles Jaguar engages in a fist fight with Embakasi East MP Babu Owino in parliament on 10th October 2017. [File, Standard]

A parliamentary committee has reprimanded Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and his Starehe counterpart Charles Njagua after they were involved in a scuffle.

The Powers and Privileges Committee, chaired by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, said the MPs’ behaviour had invited Parliament to ridicule and lowered its dignity.

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Muturi directed the duo to apologise, on the floor of the House, for conducting themselves in a manner that reflected negatively on the dignity and integrity of the National Assembly and its members.

In its report yesterday, the committee also established that the MPs’ actions were a breach of privilege and punishable by law.

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Mr Owino and Mr Njagua fought in full glare of media at the Parliament Media Centre on October 10, last year.

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