Chaos as Senators Beatrice Kwamboka, Mary Seneta exchange blows at the Senate


Chaos as Senators Beatrice Kwamboka, Mary Seneta exchange blows at the Senate

In Summary

  • Senators Beatrice Kwamboka and Mary Seneta on Wednesday morning exchanged blows during the election of the Senate Health Committee.
  • The two, reports say, differed over the election of Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina as deputy chairperson of the committee.
  • Senator Ledama was up against senator Mary Seneta for the position.

Business came to a standstill at the Senate after Beatrice Kwamboka and Mary Seneta exchanged blows during the election of the Senate Health Committee.

The two, reports say, differed over the election of Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina as deputy chairperson of the committee.

Senator Ledama was up against Senator Seneta for the position.

Trouble started after Senator Ledama trounced Seneta in the elections with Deputy Majority Whip Farhiya Ali appearing aggrieved by Ledama’s win.

Reports allege she wanted the election postponed.

Drama started after Senator Ali was accused of forging the signature of Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga who was absent.

The alleged forgery triggered an altercation between Ms Kwamboka who is the Deputy Minority Whip and Senator Seneta with their war of words degenerating into fisticuffs.

“I will deal with you, I am in leadership, you will know who I am,” Ms Kwamboka was heard shouting.

Speaking after the incident Ole Kina wondered why some quarters were opposed to his election to the committee.

“I was elected to chair the Senate County Public Accounts and Investment Committee (CPAIC )and was denied, now I have been elected vice chair Health Committee and now they are trying to frustrate me,” Senator Ledama lamented.

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