Woman Rep in sex tape scandal risks losing her seat

New twist in MP's sex tape case

Kenyan Parliament Building

Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi risks losing her seat after a ploy to implicate four MPs in the scandal around a sex tape of her that she termed as a fake.

Ms Gedi is accused of having obtained confidential documents from the National Assembly irregularly in a plan to set up MPs Adan Keynan (Eldas), Abdihakim Osman (Fafi), Purity Wangui (Kirinyaga County Woman Rep) and Isiolo Woman Rep Rehema Jaldesa.

The woman rep allegedly coerced parliamentary staff to give her the confidential documents without revealing what her real motive was.

One of the confidential documents was a letter to the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr Michael Sialai, summoning the four MPs to record statements with the DCI.

Another document was an internal memo from the assembly clerk seeking an advisory opinion from the House’s legal department on the DCI’s letter.

DCI boss George Kinoti has denied having summoned the four MPs for questioning,

Powers and Privileges Committee

Ms Gedi appeared before the Powers and Privileges Committee to answer to the charges against her but reportedly had a hard time explaining her actions.

"Parliamentary investigations were undertaken and identified the member of staff, who said that the information was asked by Ms Gedi," a member of the committee, Limuru MP Peter Mwathi, confirmed.

She also could not justify why she did not notify Speaker Justin Muturi before reporting the four MPs to the DCI.

On recommendation of the committee, Ms Gedi will be charged in accordance with the Leadership and Integrity Act.

If found culpable, the Woman rep will be sentenced to a jail term of not more than three years, or be required to pay a fine of Sh500,000.

Should she be sent to prison for more than six months then she would be Constitutionally disqualified as a member of the House.

Aside from the sex tape scandal, Ms Gedi was also implicated in an alleged bribery ring during discussions on the sugar report last year.

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