Speaker Justin Muturi had a hard time controlling the parliament session as Wajir Woman Representative Fatuna Gedi tabled evidence to substantiate her claims on Deputy President William Ruto is a land grabber.
The parliamentary proceedings on Thursday, April 14 turned chaotic as the members engaged in shouting and booing as Gedi made attempts to table her evidence.
At one point, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino found himself on the wrong side of the standing orders when he was quoted to have spoken unparliamentary words.
Speaker Muturi ordered the youthful lawmaker to be thrown out of the chambers but Owino stayed adamant.
The Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition-leaning MPs prevented the sergeant at arms from ejecting the Embakasi legislature.
“Order members, order, why are you bringing all this drama,” a visibly annoyed Muturi shouted.
After the standoff that had taken a political direction continued, Speaker Muturi was forced to adjourn the seating until next month.
“We will deal with it at the appropriate time. My order for Hon Babu Owino to leave the chamber has not been vacated,” Muturi said.
On Tuesday, April 12, Fatuma Gedi linked Deputy President William Ruto to land grabbing claims, prompting the speaker to order to substantiate her claims.
“It is in the public domain, including court orders, where the person grabbed land including Lang’ata Primary school and I have no apology to make. I can provide the details,” Gedi had said.
And today the outspoken legislature had arrived at the parliamentary building with a briefcase full of what she termed as evidence in her allegations.
Addressing the press after the drama, William Ruto’s allies slammed their Azimio counterparts for engaging in shouting instead of tabling evidence.
“We asked you to provide evidence, you fumbled, murmured, made noise, screamed,” Adan Duale said.