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I Wanted Musician To Zip His Trouser- MP Didmus Barasa


He told journalists that he was only signaling the musician cum contractor to adjust his trousers, adding that his signals had failed to get the message across.

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has claimed that he wanted musician Stephen Masinde, alias Steve Kay to zip up his trousers and not slap him as alleged in the video that did rounds on social media on Friday, July 30. 

He told journalists that he was only signaling the musician cum contractor to adjust his trousers, adding that his signals had failed to get the message across. 

Barasa added that he had long-standing ties with Masinde, that is he was his long-term friend. 

Mimi nilikua naenda tu kumuambia afunge zip kwa sababu niliona najaribu kumfinyia macho lakini naona ni kama network yake haishiki vizuri ikabidi mimi mwenyewe niende nimuambie. (I kept winking at him and telling him to zip his pair of trousers but he did not understand the message).

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa. /PEOPLE DAILY

“He has accompanied me to a number of rallies during campaigns and entertained the audience because he is also a musician,” Barasa stated. 

Barasa was involved in the heated confrontation at a school in Bungoma County to the point of being caught on camera slapping the contractor. Masinde had barred Barasa from commissioning classes, demanding to be paid Ksh3.4 million.

The MP then proceeded to slap Masinde as well as rough up a group of journalists in a video seen by Viral Tea.

The MP went to Baptist Lurare Primary School in Kamukuywa ward, Kimilili, to open classes built with money from the National Government Constituency Development Fund. However, Barasa found that Masinde and his colleague Ronald Graham Wafula, had locked up the five classrooms.

“I have closed these classes because they cannot begin to operate without me being paid as they will be spoiled by children and he might end up refusing to pay me completely,” Masinde told journalists.

Following the altercation, the contractor had recorded a statement on the events at the Kimilili police station and went to Kimilili hospital, where he was admitted.

Bungoma County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti told journalists that an investigation into the matter was opened.

Masinde revealed that the MP had approached and asked him to build the classes, a project classified as an emergency, and promised to pay in less than three weeks.

He and his partner said they were to be paid Ksh3.4 million and had asked the first-term lawmaker to pay them before proceeding with the day’s events. They however accused Barasa of “dodging” them whenever they ask for the payment.

“When we ask the MP to pay us he says he does not pay contractors half of their money. He says he pays in full and will do so and that we shouldn’t be worried.

“The MP received the first batch of Ksh11 million two weeks ago from the national government but did not pay us. He received the second batch of Ksh15 million but once again did not pay us after paying the other contractors,” Masinde claimed.

Masinde accused Barasa of receiving another Ksh33 million and paid out close to Ksh24 million but when approached for pay by the contractors, he turned a blind eye.

“When I call him he abuses me, saying I am disturbing him. I have closed these classes because operations cannot begin before I am paid. Children may cause damage in the classrooms and he may end up refusing to pay me.

“If he does not pay me I will not open these classes and they won’t be used.” he lamented.

Barasa has since come under fierce rebuttal from Kenyans who affirmed that politicians should behave with decorum while addressing their constituents.





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