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Didmus Barasa Biography, Politics, Airforce, Education, News

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Didmus Barasa Biography, Didmus Wekesa Barasa is a Kenyan politician and a current Member of Parliament representing Kimilili Constituency in Bungoma County.

He has been a member of the United Democratic Forum Party (UDF) since 2013 and an Aspirant MP of Republic of Kenya representing Kimilili.

Political Career

  • Coalition Member of Amani (Peace) Coalition since 2013-02-13
  • Member of United Democratic Forum Party (UDF) since 2013-02-08
  • Aspirant MP of Republic of Kenya representing Kimilili between 2013-02-08 and 2013-03-04

Education

The MP attended Kimilili Boys Secondary School (currently St Lukes Kimilili Boys High School) between the years 1996 and the year 2000.

He performed exceptionally well to earn admission to the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) to undertake a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Masters at The University of Queensland, Australia where he specialized in Occupational, Health, Security and Safety Science.

While studying for his master’s degree, the legislator worked at Shell, Australia as a corporate manager.

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Didmus Barasa’s Journey From Airforce Captain

According to his profile in Parliament, the controversial legislator also served in the Kenya Airforce, where he rose to the rank of a captain.

At the Airforce, Barasa served in the technical wing.

He left the military in 2007 and flew to Australia to pursue his master’s at The University of Queensland, Australia where he specialized in Occupational, Health, Security and Safety Science.

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Didmus Barasa Biography: Career

While studying for his master’s degree, the legislator worked at Shell, Australia as a corporate manager.

He later returned to Kenya and was employed at a logistics company operating in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Djibouti, Ethiopia, DRC, and the Great Lakes.

Barasa is serving his first term after he was elected to the National Assembly on a Jubilee ticket during the 2017 General Election.

Controversy never seems to stray far from the legislator as in January 2019, a Standard Media Group publication reported that Janet Tombo, a woman who owns Blue Hippo Cleaning Services based at Madonna House in Westlands, claimed that the MP had conned her of Ksh2.6 million, claiming he would help her secure a cleaning contract.

In 2018, he was again accused of refusing to pay a Ksh1 Million furniture debt owed to Nairobi-based businessman Dan Simiyu after allegedly issuing a fake local purchase order.

In a report filed 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.

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Didmus Barasa Biography: Didmus Barasa Heckled

On 15th December 2019

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa was forced to cut short his speech after he was heckled during the burial of William Makali, son of former Vice President Kijana Wamalwa in Kitale.

Trouble started when Barasa criticized opposition leader Raila Odinga.

The MP allied to Deputy President William Ruto vowed to lead Western leaders in scuttling Raila’s ambition of becoming Kenya’s fifth president.

Barasa revisited the Kibra incident where ODM supporters roughed him up and snatched his signature maroon cap, blaming Raila on his attack.”Willy go and tell you father (Michael Wamalwa) that Barasa is going to deal with the man who denied him the chance to rule Kenya.

Tell him that I’m going to ‘unleash vengeance kicks’ on Raila for the humiliation I got in Kibra [during] mini-poll,’’ Barasa said amid heckling from mourners. He angered the crowd more when he asked Raila to accept defeat in 2022 and warned him that he risked being jailed if he caused violence.

Jeers from angry mourners intensified when he asked Saboti MP Caleb Amisi to leave Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) to avoid losing his seat in 2022.

“Mr. Amisi, you know that you were lucky to have won the Saboti seat and you know that I am capable of ensuring you lose your seat in 2022 if you don’t quit ODM,’’ Barasa continued.

Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka and MPs John Waluke and Justus Kizito scoffed at Barasa for disrespecting other leaders. Lusaka condemned the legislator’s insults on Raila and asked him to play mature politics.‘’Elected leaders should address other leaders with decorum. Don’t use a funeral platform to attack other leaders,’’ Lusaka told Barasa.

Kizito faulted Barasa for being used by a senior leader in the government to insult rivals.“We know you are being used by someone to attack and insult respected leaders in the country and we will not tolerate your behavior,’’ he warned.

Waluke described Barasa’s political outbursts as provoking and disrespectful. On his part, Amisi asked Barasa to engage in mature and constructive politics and “stop acting like a political hire.”

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