National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi blamed Kenyan voters for the unrest in parliament on Wednesday, December 29th.
In an altercation with Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina and his colleague Elgeyo Marakwet Kipchumba Murkomen on Thursday, December 30, Muturi argued that Kenyan voters were responsible for rigging the 12th Parliament.
It all started when Ledama reprimanded MPs for their behavior before apologizing.
“President Muturi, what are the rules of Parliament? There was nothing respectful about parliament and all those who were there yesterday. Sorry Kenyans,” Ledama said.
In his response, Muturi claimed he should not be blamed as Kenyans were voters in the 2017 general election.
“The voters are as good as they are voting. The waste is gone. Don’t blame me,” Muturi said.
Murkomen, on the other hand, did not have a statement from the president, however, and doubted his emergence from the chair.
“Did Garbage also elect a worthy President?” He wondered.
Wednesday’s voting exercise was postponed until 6pm after a series of riots that saw Sigowet / Soin MP Kipsengeret Koros Koin suffer facial injuries.
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.
Video clips of the session also showed various opponents using fists and kicks after the session went awry.
Following the incident, ODM chairman and minority leader John Mbadi was suspended from parliament for five days. Mbadi admitted to beating Koros but noted that he defended himself after a colleague bit him on the finger.
Kimunya has since sent a letter to Muturi requesting that a special session be held between Wednesday, January 5 and Friday, January 7, 2022.