MP suspended for distributing sweets in parliament

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A Kenyan MP was on Wednesday suspended from parliament for one day for distributing sweets to colleagues during a contentious debate.

Fatuma Gedi said the “sugar levels of members had gone down” after the day-long session.

She had been accused by colleague Ndindi Nyoro of distributing money as bribes in the floor of the house.

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Mr Nyoro was asked to substantiate his bribery allegations and was suspended for two days after he failed to do so.

Ms Gedi was suspended for a day for breaking house rules on conduct by distributing foodstuff in parliament.

The MPs passed several amendments to the law on political parties ahead of this year’s general elections.

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Below is an excerpt of the moment the MPs made the bribery accusations:



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