Speaker Muturi throws out Fatuma Gedi’s evidence on alleged graft by DP Ruto

Speaker Muturi throws out Fatuma Gedi’s evidence on alleged graft by DP Ruto

Wajir Woman Rep. Fatuma Gedi arrives in Parliament with a suitcase of evidence into alleged graft by DP William Ruto on April 14, 2022.

  • Speaker Muturi on Tuesday said the documents submitted by Gedi did not meet the required threshold.
  • A showdown ensued in the National Assembly on April 14 during a session where Gedi was set to table the evidence.
  • She was, during her presentation, interrupted on a number of occasions by legislators allied to DP Ruto.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has thrown out evidence presented by Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi on alleged graft by Deputy President William Ruto.

Speaker Muturi on Tuesday said the documents submitted by Gedi did not meet the required threshold.

A showdown ensued in the National Assembly on April 14, 2022 during a session where Gedi was set to table the evidence.

She was, during her presentation, however interrupted on a number of occasions by legislators allied to DP Ruto while those affiliated to other factions urged her to continue making her statement.

The DP Ruto allies claimed that the so-called evidence tabled in the House by Gedi could not validate her claims.

This led to a commotion and standstill as the opposing factions exchanged words and disrupted the session much to the dismay of Muturi, who attempted to contain the situation.

“When Gedi says that she has this document to prove her claims, please allow her to bring her document. It is not your business to rule on the authenticity of the said documents,” Muturi said.

Gedi was presenting evidence before the House to substantiate her claims after alleging that DP Ruto dubiously obtained parcels of land in Trans Nzoia, Wajir, Taita Taveta and Nairobi counties.

Speaker  Muturi was forced to invoke the Standing Orders and adjourn the session which had degenerated into a shouting match to May 10, 2022.

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