Fatuma Gedi could lose her seat as a Wajir County Woman Representative if the National Assembly ratifies a decision by a parliamentary committee to discipline her for disgracing the House and its members.
The report by the Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Committee chaired by Speaker Justin Muturi further says that her conduct is contrary to the best interests of the National Assembly.
“The conduct of Fatuma Gedi constituted a breach of privilege and in consideration of the findings, the committee reprimands her,” reads the report tabled on Wednesday by Limuru MP Peter Mwathi.
Section 16 (e) of the Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Act of 2017, among others, provides that the committee may find a member to be in breach of privilege if the member wilfully fails or refuses to obey any rule or resolution of Parliament and contravenes any provision of the Speaker’s orders.
Alternatively, the House may pass a resolution to have the matter referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The report is to be debated and either approved in its current form or with amendments, or rejected.