Case of MP charged with beating up female colleague adjourned

By Sheila Mutua On Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 11:07 | < 1 min read
Rashid Kassim Amin
Wajir East MP Rashid Kassim Amin at the Milimani Law Courts where he appeared before Chief Magistrate Martha Nanzushi. PHOTO | SHEILA MUTUA

The assault case against Wajir East MP Rashid Kassim Amin has been adjourned to November 3, 2020.

The state counsel told the court that Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga, who is a witness in the case, is bereaved and could not attend the session.

Amin was accused of assaulting Wajir Woman Representative, Fatima Gedi Ali, at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi County.

The court heard that at around mid-morning at Parliament’s parking lot, Amin willfully and unlawfully assaulted Gedi and injured her.

He denied the charges and was granted freedom on a cash bail of Sh100,000 bond or Sh50,000 bail.

Amin reportedly accosted Fatuma and engaged her in a heated discussion before the alleged attack.

The incident allegedly happened in the full glare of other legislators and security officers, who were manning Parliament ahead of Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich’s unveiling of the Sh3.02 trillion 2019-20 budget.

Kassim demanded to know why Gedi, who is a member of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, failed to allocate money to his constituency during a recent visit by the budget team.

Gedi Fatma has already testified in the matter.

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