The National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has thrown out the evidence presented by Fatuma Gedi on Deputy President William Ruto’s alleged land grabbing.
Muturi threw out the documents on account of the evidence not meeting the required threshold.
On April 12, Gedi caused a stir in Parliament after accusing Ruto of 'grabbing’ various parcels of land across Kenya.
Gedi claimed DP Ruto had illegally taken possession of parcels of land in Nairobi, Trans Nzoia, Taita Taveta and Wajir Counties.
However, when Muturi asked Gedi to substantiate her claims or withdraw the remarks, she refused and went on record, saying the information was in the public domain and she had no apology to make.
“It is in the public domain, including court orders, where one William Ruto grabbed land and I have no apology to make. Give me two days and I will bring the details,” Gedi asserted.
True to her words, Gedi carried a suitcase two days later to parliament, which she said was evidence linking the Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential candidate to land grabbing cases.
When Gedi wanted to table the evidence on April 14, Muturi did not allow her to, and the session turned into a heated argument.
Muturi tried to clarify that Gedi was only required to bring the documents and not read them out but Gedi insisted on tabling the evidence anyway, which resulted in another showdown in the National Assembly.
While presenting her evidence, members of the National Assembly allied to Ruto interrupted Gedi several times on one side while the other factions encouraged her to continue.
The back and forth culminated in a chaotic session that forced Speaker Muturi to invoke the Standing Orders and adjourn the session to Tuesday.