Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa Pledges To Quit Active Politics

April 2, 2022
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Kibor Burial
Didmus Barasa addresses mourners at Mzee Jackson Kibor's burial. Photo: Didmus Barasa. Source: Facebook
Kibor Burial
Didmus Barasa addresses mourners at Mzee Jackson Kibor’s burial. Photo: Didmus Barasa. Source: Facebook

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has pledged to quit active politics if Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga gets 30% of the votes in Bungoma.

Addressing mourners on Friday, April 1, during the burial of Mzee Jackson Kibor, Barasa stated that Raila would garner very few votes in Bungoma. He vowed that if the contrary happened, then he would retire from politics, but if he was elected, then he would not be active. 

Tutaendelea kunyenyekea wakenya wapigie kura William Samoei Ruto. Huko Bungoma pahali natoka ikiwa hawa watu watapata kura ipite asilimia thelathini. Mimi mambo ya siasa hata kama nitakuwa nimechaguliwa mjumbe nitawachana nayo na niende driving school nijifunze kuendesha tractor nikuwe mtu wa kulima mashamba ya watu. Mambo ya siasa nawachana nayo(In Bungoma, if these people get anything above 30% of the votes then I would rather retire from politics and take up tilling people’s farms for money),” said Barasa. 

Barasa dispelled the assumption that leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto were against constitutional reforms. He stated that there only problem was that the timing was not right, and Kenya’s top priority should’ve been saving the economy from collapse.

“Si kwamba tulikuwa hatutaki marekebisho ya katiba. Tulikataa kwa sababu timing was not correct. Tuliona priority ya kwanza ilikuwa kukarabati uchumi ili wakenya wakuwe na pesa katika mifuko yao(It is not that we were against amending the constitution. We objected because the timing was not correct. We say building the economy as the priority to save Kenyans),” added Barasa. 

 

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