Two nominated senators Beatrice Kwamboka and Mary Seneta engaged in a physical fight at the Senate early Wednesday, July 1 during the election of officials of the Senate Committee on Health.
The female lawmakers resorted to blows and kicks after Narok Senator Ledama Olekina was elected the committee’s vice chairperson, a position that Mary Seneta was eyeing.
Seneta’s team had allegedly forged the signature of Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga, who wasn’t in the House to cast her vote. They alleged that Omanga had voted for Seneta for the position of Health Committee vice chairperson.
Kwamboka, who rooted for Olekina, was enraged by the alleged forgery of Omanga’s signature, prompting her to go after Seneta. Omanga had reportedly endorsed the candidature of Olekina.
“You cannot tell me anything! I am Raila Odinga’s staunch supporter. I will deal with you thoroughly (sic),” said Kwamboka as she surged forward to grab Seneta by the neck.
After engaging in a physical scuffle that led to the tearing of each other’s clothes, the senators were separated by other lawmakers.
Olekina had been declared the winner of the Health Committee vice-chairperson seat, but couldn’t give his vote of thanks as the convention ended prematurely following the fight between Seneta and Kwamboka.