Nominated Senator Karen Nyamu on Wednesday appeared before United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party Disciplinary Committee.
The committee chaired by Charles Njenga summoned the controversial senator last month following her alleged misconduct as seen in a viral video while at a party in Dubai in December.
In a statement on Friday, the President William Ruto-led outfit resolved to grant the lawmaker more time to respond to the allegations.
“The senator was allowed more time to respond to the allegations levelled against her by a party member. The committee adjourned the matter to 9.00 am on 24th February,” read the statement.
Senator Nyamu was captured in a video that circulated across social media platforms for the better part of the Christmas period while engaging in a scuffle with Mugithi Singer Samuel Muchoki (Samidoh) and his wife Edith Nderitu.
She later owned up to her mistake, saying she had broken up with Samidoh, who is the father of her two children and that she had quit alcohol in 2023.
In a letter dated Monday, December 19, 2022, Mr Njenga summoned the legislator for a disciplinary hearing, saying her conduct brought shame to the party and injured its reputation.
“In the said incident which is well captured on video that has been widely circulated in both mainstream and social media, your conduct and mannerism as exhibited in that incident have brought shame, disrepute and lowered the dignity of the party which nominated you to the office of Senator,” he wrote.
At the same time, the committee referred to the current stand-off in Kericho County between MCAs over House leadership, directing them to address the allegations against them within two weeks.
The conflicting parties will also be expected to respond to the matter on 24th February this year.
“On the matter affecting Kericho County, the committee gave the parties 14 days to respond to allegations made and therefore the matter was also slated on 24th February,” added the statement.
The decision by the committee follows Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s efforts yesterday to mend the division.