Didmus Barasa Contemplates Priesthood in Planned Political Exit

  • Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa during a fundraiser in aid of Kimoson Africa Inland Church in Kapsaret Constituency of Uasin Gishu County on March 3, 2019.
    Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa during a fundraiser in aid of Kimoson Africa Inland Church in Kapsaret Constituency of Uasin Gishu County on March 3, 2019.
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  • Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa has revealed that upon retirement from active politics, he would venture into the priesthood.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke on Saturday, February 22, the controversial Jubilee legislator, stated that he was a man of his word and that would make him a better bishop. 

    “I want to be a bishop. I am not the type of leader to hang unto power. I want to come back home and help my people through evangelism," Barasa stated.

    Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa addresses members of the public on December 4, 2019.
    Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa addresses members of the public on December 4, 2019.
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    Barasa has built his reputation as a legislator with a tough political stance and one who follows his passion to the very end. This can be attributed to the fact that he at one time served in the army, and rose ranks to become a captain. 

    “Even better, I want to be a prophet, to pray for people, our country and cast away demons after my political life,” added the vocal MP.

    Barasa stated that he is well prepared to lead that life as a different person. He conceded to being touched by the lives of his constituents and other members of the public, noting that the people needed divine intervention.

    The Kimilili legislator stated that he wanted to help his community avert future problems through prophecy.

    "I have told God don't save me to be a bishop if you don't give me the power to see the calamities coming before my people and either provide a warning or avert them. Provide a spiritual solution in averting the problems," Barasa stated.

    He expressed the desire to be able to beseech God on behalf of his people.

    "Maybe we will have a new revelation at that time. Before God takes his people he will communicate through his servant his intention to take so and so, and I can be able to intervene and say no! Don't take this person, take the other one," the Kimilili legislator pronounced.

    "At the time you attend burials and someone who a family really depends on has died, and the bible says God takes the best, so you are wondering, for you to live long do you need to be the worst?" he posed.

    Barasa stated that he would want to take the gospel back to the days when God spoke directly to his people, informing them of future happenings and solutions to avert them.

    "It is actually out of my desire not to see my people suffering that I want to be their bishop for spiritual nourishment," he reiterated. 

    The Jubilee legislator noted that there were only two people at the centre of his leadership, his constituents and God.