National assembly speaker Justin Muturi has dismissed evidence tabled by Wajir Woman rep Fatuma Gedi who accuse Deputy President William Ruto of land grabbing.
The Speaker rejected the documents on grounds that they are inadmissible and consequently ordered the Clerk of the National Assembly to immediately remove them from parliamentary records.
“I rule that the documents are inadmissible for failure to meet the threshold set by the rules of admissibility,” the Speaker said.
“In view of the foregoing, the matter is spent in terms of Standing Order (91) and there shall be no further substantiation by the Member or debate on it,” Muturi added.
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Muturi says the documents tabled by MP Gedi consisted of newspaper printouts, photographs, uncertified court judgments and papers and a self-written statement which lack to meet the admissible threshold set by the House.
“I note that the court judgment did not bear any certification and the documents tabled did not also relate to the claims made before the House hence their content lacks a nexus with the claims she had made in the House,” Speaker Muturi noted.
Last month, Ms Gedi claimed before the House that DP Ruto is a serial known land grabber in the country claiming that Kenyans are not safe under his governance.
“It is in the public domain including court orders where one William Ruto grabbed land including Lang’ata primary school and I have no apology to make on that as I can provide the details. I can give the records, you have a corrupt presidential candidate,” Ms Gedi told DP allies in the chambers.
However, Ms Gedi could not table the 'evidence' following unruly behaviour among Ruto allies that forced Speaker Muturi to end parliamentary proceedings.
“Standing Order number 112 says in the event of the grave disorder, arising in the House, the Speaker may adjourn the House forthwith or suspend the sitting for a period to be determined by him or her.
“I deem there is a grave disorder. We are not able to continue,” he ruled.