Didmus Barasa Responds to Controversial Video

  • Undated image of Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa
    Undated image of Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa
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  • Kimilili Member of Parliament, Didmus Barasa, has refuted claims following a controversial video making rounds earlier this week on social media.

    The video elicited different reactions from the public, leading to an unidentified woman filing a report against the MP at the Akilla Police station in Nairobi’s South C.

    The video captured him being fed by a young girl at a restaurant.

    Additionally, members of the public felt the viral video was against ethics, terming it as mistreatment.

    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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    However, Barasa spoke to one of the media houses on Saturday, October 16, claiming that the video was misinterpreted as the young girl is his firstborn child.

    “That is my firstborn and only daughter whom I spend much time with. The woman who filed the case deserves no audience from me,” Barasa stated.

    This is contrary to the allegations that the woman filed in the police report. According to her, Barasa forced the young girl, who is between 13-14 years of age, to feed him the drink.

    “There is a video that is doing rounds on social media that is involving a young girl of about 13-14 years old and evidently from the video, the senior public officer is coercing the child to feed him something like busaa,” she claimed.

    He dismissed these accusations, adding that the contents of the drink he was sipping was not a traditional brew -busaa but a cup of tea at the restaurant.

    This did not sit well with the woman, stating that it was not a good reflection to the public having his child feed him a whole big jug of ‘alcohol.’

    “Members of the public are concerned about the action of this particular Mheshimiwa and it is a bad example. Really, that is a teenager and even if she is his daughter, I am not happy,” the woman claimed in her report.

    This is not the first time the Kimilili MP has been in the spotlight for negativity. In July 2021, he was captured slapping a contractor for demanding Ksh3.4 Million payment from him when launching five classes at Baptist Lurare Primary school.

    He was arrested in his Kimilili home and later released on Ksh100,000 bail terming the whole scuffle as a political witch hunt.

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    An image of vehicles parked outside a police station.
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