Kenyan MP arrested for slapping female colleague because she wouldn’t give money to his constituency

Rashid Kassim, Fatuma Gedi

A Kenyan Member of Parliament has been arrested after a female colleague accused him of slapping her for not giving money to his constituency.

Rashid Kassim allegedly assaulted Fatuma Gedi, who sits on the budget committee, in the parliament car park in Nairobi.

The MP for Wajir East, in northeast Kenya, reportedly confronted his colleague about why she had not allocated funds to his constituency.

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An image of Miss Gedi in tears with blood in her mouth was circulated on Twitter, Friday after the alleged assault.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Kenya confirmed Mr Kassim had been arrested in the parliament grounds.

CNN had attempted to contact the accused MP Rashid Kassim for a statement, but never received a response.

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