Wajir East Member of Parliament Rashid Kassim has been arrested for allegedly assaulting Wajir Women Representative Fatuma Gedi.
Rashid was arrested on Thursday after Gedi filed a complaint at Parliament police station.
Gedi also reported the incident to the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi who said Parliament cannot be used as a sanctuary for criminals.
“Disagreements between members of Parliament should be resolved amicably and not used as an opportunity to engage in criminal activities,” said Muturi.
According to Gedi, Kassim attacked her as he accused her of failing to allocate money to his constituency despite her being in the Budget Committee.
Rashid allegedly punched Gedi twice leaving her with a bloody mouth.