How My Plan To Become Bishop Flopped - Didmus Barasa

  • Undated image of Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa
    Undated image of Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa
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  • Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa tickled church-goes yesterday when he revealed that he had attempted becoming a bishop years back before politics came calling.

    While addressing the congregation on August, 22 at A.C.K St Luke's Wang'uru Church in Ngurubani Town, Mwea Constituency, Kirinyaga County, the MP revealed that trials and temptations foiled his plans.

    It all began when Kirinyaga Woman Representative, Purity Ngirici,  who served as the moderator, called up Barasa to address members of the church.

    He took the opportunity and explained how his father had wanted him to become a bishop, which he gladly agreed to. He said he was so serious about it that he enrolled at a seminary school to study theology.

    Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa during an interview on TV 47 after graduating from Mt Kenya University on Friday, August 6
    Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa during an interview on TV 47 after graduating from Mt Kenya University on Friday, August 6
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    Barasa revealed that he excelled in his coursework and examinations in his formative years. However, things began to take a different turn as he apparently fell victim to "trials and temptations". 

    “Being a Catholic, I enrolled at a seminary and did well in my exams, until trials and temptations began,” he humorously narrated, much to the delight of the congregation.

    He confessed to having caught the attentive eye of a certain secretary whenever he dropped his examination papers for marking at an institution in Thika, Kiambu County.

    Eventually, he couldn't resist her anymore. He gave in to her advances and guilt couldn't allow him to continue with the course. He forfeited the course.

    As the congregation burst into laughter, Barasa remarked that he will resume his studies one day, and finally become a bishop as he had agreed with his father.

    “Even though that plan did not go through, I still look forward to being a bishop one day after politics,” the politician concluded, leaving the faithful in probouts of laughter.

    Moreover, he reaffirmed his allegiance to the Hustler Nation while praising DP William Ruto's bottom-up economic plan.

    Barasa was part of DP Ruto’s entourage on the visit to Mwea. His entourage included Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, Nyeri woman representative Rahab Mukami, and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro.

    The legislators took turns in addressing the congregants, making a case for Ruto's 2022 presidential candidacy.

    Deputy President William Ruto.
    Deputy President William Ruto.
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