MP Didmus Barasa Arrested

The MP is facing charges of assault and causing grievous harm to a musician and contractor.

We will not allow a slay queen to take over Jubilee - Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa

Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa was arrested a few minutes to 8 am on Monday, August 2, 2021.

Barasa was arrested by police officers from his home in Kimilili, Bungoma County.

According to Kimilili OCPD Lawrence Marao, the MP is facing charges of assault and causing grievous harm.

Barasa was captured in a video that has now gone online showing him slapping a contractor and musician identified as Stephen Masinde.

The contractor is said to have challenged the MP about outstanding invoices of Ksh3.4 million incurred during the building of five classrooms at Baptist Lurare Primary School in Kimilili.

According to reports, Barasa went to the school on Friday, July 30, to inaugurate the recently constructed classrooms, only for the contractor to refuse to open them unless his payment demands were satisfied.

"When we asked the MP to pay us, he said he does not make partial payments to contractors and that we should keep on waiting," stated Masinde.

"I closed the classrooms because they cannot begin to operate without me being paid and once the children start using them, the condition might deteriorate and justify the MP's refusal to pay me."

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