It is a cinch that many politicians who chanced on leadership have pegged their relevance in the political scene by disparaging the persona of ODM leader Raila Odinga- ex military officer and incumbent Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has elected the same path.
Barasa now demands that President Uhuru Kenyatta comes clear on the position being held by Raila Odinga in government.
Like a village drunkard imbibed on cheap liquor and sent to settle scores on behalf of the sponsor, Barasa mouthed sentiments that perhaps the DP Ruto and his henchmen bear- that Uhuru has ‘elevated” Raila higher than DP William Ruto.
“Raila is using the handshake to revive his political ambitions and that is why he is using ODM parliamentarians to hurl unprintable insults against the Deputy President whenever they arise to the podium to speak,” he said.
But he met his match in sagacious, maverick and filthy rich lawyer Donald Kipkorir.
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has misplaced aggression against the President & the Prime Minister … Barasa represents village boys who are over-eager to please the only Village Shopkeeper so that they get sweets …. Such boys never go beyond the village.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) December 18, 2018
And many concurred with him.
He is a greenhorn bullock that is destroying oneself by fighting tree stumps and anthills in the grazing field
— peter kusimba,Hsc. (@peterkusimba) December 18, 2018
We've political minions in the Lower House running around on pampers & powered by infant formula
— James Mutinda (@JMutinda_snr) December 18, 2018
He's flying too close to the sun; the wax fastening his wings will melt… as a result he will fall down with a thud!
— Senator Bazenga (@CharloBazenga) December 19, 2018
But Barasa’s controversies go beyond politics. Few months ago, a businessman known as Simiyu filed a report at Central Police Station under OB number 67/14/05/2018.
Simiyu stated that he supplied the MP with furniture for his Riverside drive house in Nairobi but Barasa refused to pay.
Among the items supplied include six leather seats, a six-seater dining table, glass coffee table, TV stand as well as two high-density mattresses and one bed for which he is seeking police intervention in recovering the Ksh1 million debt.
“The MP signed the deliveries and acknowledged receipt. He told me I will be paid as soon as possible. But now he does not pick my calls and efforts to meet him have been futile,” the businessman stated.
Simiyu further accuses the MP of issuing him with a fake LPO that was allegedly generated by the CDF office.
Barasa in his defense admitted that although the furniture was supplied, Simiyu was trying to reap him off by inflating the prices of the items.
“Simiyu is a friend, we come from the same place. But tell me how a TV stand that retails at Ksh 35,000 in the supermarkets can be supplied at Ksh 80,000,” the MP posed.
“He should either come and pick his furniture or put a reasonable price as per the market value,” the MP concluded.
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