Kenya MP Arrested
A Kenyan MP has been under arrest for supposedly slapping with a female colleague because she did not allot money to his constituency.
Rashid Kassim is blamed of slapping with Fatuma Gedi, who sits on the budget committee, in the capital Nairobi.
A photo of Ms. Gedi crying with blood in her mouth after the unproven attack has been shared widely on Twitter.
Female MPs then walked out of parliament in complaint after their male colleagues mocked them.
Mr. Kassim, MP for Wajir East in north-eastern Kenya, is blamed of attacking Ms. Gedi in the parliament building car park after meeting her about why she had not allocated money to his area.
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Kenya MPs then made fun of their female complements in parliament over the incident, MP Sabina Wanjiru Chege told BBC Focus on Africa.
“Some of our male colleagues started mocking us and saying it was slapping day,” she said.
“Women desired to have behaviors” and “we essential to know that how to treat men”.
Female MPs subsequently walked out of parliament, challenging the custody of Mr. Kassim, who was subsequently imprisoned.
“We all are members of parliament… we are no smaller than them,” Ms. Chege said.
Mr. Kassim has not commented on this incident.