On Wednesday, December 29, Parliament was forced to adjourn after a member of parliament suffered a blood feud during a special session of Parliament to discuss a complex bill to reform political parties.
Sigowet Care MP Benard Koin suffered an eye injury and was seen bleeding from his right cheek.
Koros, who belongs to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) group, was seen wiping blood with his towel. He claimed he was attacked by a fellow MP at August House.
“Mr. President, I was attacked in this house by the master of violence, now I do not see it again, I can not vote. You will not accept injuries in the national house. It will not be acceptable. Get here!”
Chaos erupted when MPs were called to vote on amendments proposed by Kandara MP Alice Wahome to amend Article 6 of the Political Parties Act. As MPs lined up to vote, a dispute arose in the Parliament building.
Lawmakers were seen pushing each other, some punching and punching each other – forcing session speaker Chris Omulele to rest for 15 minutes to allow tensions to subside.