× Digital News Videos Opinion Special Reports Lifestyle Central Coast Eastern Nairobi North Eastern Nyanza Rift Valley Western Business News Stocks Financial Standard Africa Asia America Europe Weird News Editorial Commentary Letters Crazy World Features Entertainment Money & Careers Health & Science Sci & Tech Home & Away Generation Next Cartoon Education Pointblank Environment Travel & Destination Columns Kipkoech Tanui uReport Kiambu Murang'a Nyandarua Kirinyaga Nyeri Baringo Bomet Elgeyo Kajiado Kericho Laikipia Nakuru Nandi Narok Samburu Trans Nzoia Turkana Mombasa Kwale Kilifi Tanariver Taita Taveta Kakamega Vihiga Bungoma Busia Siaya Kisumu Homabay Migori Kisii Nyamira Nairobi Uasin Gishu West Pokot Sunday Magazine The Hague Trial Kenya @ 50 Education and Training Health and Environment Insurance and Financial Security Housing Current Affairs Humour Makau Mutua David Oginde Clay Muganda Comand Your Morning Mohamed Wehliye Wednesday Life Alexander Chagema Arts & Culture Kamotho Waiganjo Barrack Muluka Xn Iraki Urban Rights - By Steve Ouma Branding Voice KCB Fredrick Ogola Sunday Magazine Wanja Kavengi Njoki Kaigai David Oginde Ken Opalo Daisy Maritim Houghton Irungu Hustle News Group Stages Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Finals Third Place play-offs Opinion Dr Pesa Podcasts Round Table Sepetuko Eve Woman Ramadhan Special Fact Check Correction Explainers The Standard Insider Blog E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

MPs vote to save Gedi from House reprimand

By Moses Njagih | November 22nd 2019 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300

MPs yesterday rejected a report that recommended the censure of Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi (pictured).

The report prepared by Parliament's disciplinary committee found that Ms Gedi (pictured) had dishonoured the House by leaking confidential information.

Gedi was accused of leaking to the media a letter from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) requesting the House to produce four MPs alleged to be behind the creation of a sex tape to appear for grilling.

The powerful committee had concluded that Gedi cted in contravention of the Powers and Privileges Act.

MPs, however, rallied to save their own by voting unanimously against the report that had recommended action against Gedi.

The committee is chaired by Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi.

As soon as MPs voted through acclamation to save Gedi, Muturi urged the House to consider amending the Powers and Privileges Act that places the Speaker as Chair of the committee.

He argued that the position placed him at an awkward position since he was expected to moderate a debate on a report whose contents he was privy to.

“Pending the amendment, I request that no other complaint be lodged. If any member acts in a manner that requires the interventions of the committee, you could consider reporting the matter to the police,” said Muturi.

Read More