Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi has committed to table evidence before Parliament on Thursday pertaining to Deputy President William Ruto’s alleged involvement in a number of land grabbing cases.
Gedi, during a National Assembly session on Tuesday, claimed DP Ruto had dubiously obtained parcels of land in Trans Nzoia, Wajir, Taita Taveta, and Nairobi counties.
“It is in the public domain including court orders where one William Ruto grabbed land and I have no apology to make. Give me two days and I will bring the details,” Gedi told Speaker Justin Muturi.
Owing to the fact that Gedi was on record stating that she could come up with evidence that could allegedly incriminate DP Ruto, Speaker Muturi gave her until Thursday at 2:30 pm to provide her corroboration before the House.
“Remember you are the one who has undertaken to provide the evidence. Ordinarily, we don’t allow people to say that they will provide evidence after two days,” said Muturi
“When you say something here you are expected to have the material but given the gravity of what you have just said I will allow you and therefore Hon. Gedi on Thursday 14th at 2:30 pm we expect you to come with the details.”
Gedi made the commitment after DP Ruto-allied legislators led by Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wah and his Endebess counterpart Robert Pukose urged her to substantiate her claims.
“Fatuma Gedi is supposed to substantiate and provide evidence that that particular candidate has grabbed land. It is only right that Gedi either substantiates or withdraws and apologizes especially for naming DP Ruto,” Ichung’wah said.
“Fatuma Gedi is on record claiming that William Ruto grabbed land can she provide that evidence In this house. We want her to provide evidence and substantiate,” Pukose added.