Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa has graduated from Mount Kenya University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration.
During an interview on TV 47 on Friday, August 6, 2021, Barasa stated that he was able to balance his work and education claiming that his course was similar to his legislative roles.
The vocal Tanga tanga lawmaker also revealed that he was a holder of two undergraduate degrees and masters.
“I am very happy. Learning is an unendless journey…I go through a lot of policy and proposals and the university had a friendly program,” Barasa stated.
He further noted that he had enrolled for yet another Masters degree course and was working towards attaining a diploma in project management.
“My education is not to help me secure employment but just to expand my knowledge and help me in my legislative roles,” Barasa added.
The controversial legislator maintained that he did not slap the contractor at the Baptist Lurare Primary School in Kimilili constituency after a video of him with the contractor emerged on the social media.
While defending himself, Barasa claimed that he was only signaling the contractor, Stephen Masinde, to zip up his trousers.
Barasa added that as a legislator, he had no mandate to procure or pay contractors. He, however, noted that the process of paying Masinde was in the pipeline.
“I did not slap him even though some people have come out to support me,” Barasa stated.
“You cannot go into a learning institution and close it down. Only the Head of State, a court of law and the Minister for Education can do that,” he added.