Women MPs want Wajir Woman Rep Gedi arrested over Inua Mama rally chaos
Women legislators allied to Deputy President William Ruto now want Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi arrested and charged over the chaos that erupted during the Inua Mama rally in Wajir County last Friday.
The over 15 legislators say the Wajir Woman Rep, who is under the Embrace Women group allied to the Kieleweke wing of the Jubilee Party, has not been questioned four days later after several people got injured during the melee.
Addressing the media at Parliament on Tuesday evening, the female legislator
According to the Inua Mama MPs led by Laikipia Woman Rep Cate Waruguru, officials in Gedi’s office including her driver were allegedly spotted at the function.
“We are demanding the arrest of one Fatuma Gedi… We know she is behind what happened in Wajir,” said Waruguru.
“Fatuma Gedi should face women politically not using crooked means,” added Tana River Woman Rep Rehema Hassan.
The female legislators allied to the Tanga Tanga wing of the Jubilee Party have accused Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i of turning a blind eye on the Wajir chaos.
On Friday, chaos erupted in an Inua Mama rally in Wajir town after a teargas canister exploded throwing the meeting into disarray.
Several people sustained minor injuries as they scampered for safety after a teargas canister hurled near the dais at Qorahay grounds went off.
Speaking after the incident, Wajir County Police Commander Stephen Ng’etich said one suspect had arrested as a hunt for others continued.