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Police arrest Wajir East MP Rashid Kassim after assaulting Women Rep Fatma Gedi

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Wajir East Member of Parliament Rashid Kassim has been arrested.

The arrest comes hours after he allegedly assaulted Wajir County Woman Rep Fatma Gedi.

Gedi is nursing injuries after she was physically assaulted by the Wajir East MP in Parliament on Thursday.

Gedi said Kassim confronted her at Parliament buildings parking lot and demanded to know why the Woman Rep, who sits in the Budget Committee, had not pushed for allocation of funds for Wajir East where he is the MP.

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Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi

Punch in the face

After a brief conversation over the allocation of funds in the county, Kassim slapped the Woman Rep as Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga and other witnesses watched.

I was just walking with my colleague Ms Wanga when he accosted me and started calling me stupid and within minutes he punched me on the cheek,” Ms Gedi said.

I told him that Wajir County was only allocated Sh100 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,” Ms Gedi added.

Gedi was later taken to Karen Hospital for first aid treatment before recording the matter at Parliament Police Station – OB 20/13/6/2019.



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