Wajir Women Representative Fatuma Gedi is staring at a possible jail term after being accused of allegedly using her position to obtain confidential information from the National Assembly in connection to a sex video that went viral in December 2018.
Gedi is being accused of allegedly using the information to fix four MPs to the unverified sex video.
As reported by the Standard, Gedi is also being accused of allegedly misusing official information to advance her own personal interests.
The MP allegedly accessed an internal memo by National Assembly Clerk that sought an advisory opinion from the legal department on a letter allegedly authored by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on the sex tape probe.
The Standard reports that Gedi allegedly coerced a parliamentary staff to provide the confidential documents to her.
According to the Standard, the parliamentary staff who has since been questioned by the National Assembly Powers and Privilege Committee chaired by Speaker Justin Muturi admitted that Gedi sought the documents from him.
On Wednesday, Gedi appeared before the committee to respond to the allegations.
Gedi was hard-pressed to explain why she failed to notify the Speaker before writing a complaint to the DCI against four MPs.
The Wajir Women Representative is said to have written a complaint to the DCI, accusing four MPs, Aden Keynan (Eldas), Abdikarim Osman (Fafi), Purity Wangui (Kirinyaga) and Rehema Jaldesa (Isiolo), of allegedly circulating the sex video that defamed her.
She, however, denied that she did had coerced a parliamentary staff to give her the documents.
According to the Power and Privileges Committee Vice-chairperson, Peter Mwathi, Gedi could be held to account for misuse of official information as a state officer.
The unverified sex video allegedly involving Gedi surfaced on social media in December 2018.
She denounced the video and claimed that some top officials at the Wajir County government were behind the obscene video.
An editor with a local online publication was arrested in connection to the video but was later released by DCI for lack of evidence.