Mumias East Member of Parliament (MP) Peter Salasya came to the aid of a widow whose house was razed down by area residents in his constituency.
Speaking during a visit to the widow’s home on Tuesday, January 17, Salasya promised to construct her a new house.
The youthful MP further expressed his disappointment in the manner in which the woman had been treated by the locals.
“I came here today morning and I saw this house the way it burnt down with all her belongings. I have brought thirty iron sheets as a starting process of building her a new house,” Salasya indicated.
According to Salasya, the widow's house was torched by the locals in line with the Luhya tradition after her husband committed suicide.
"In Luhya culture, if you commit suicide by yourself, your house is burnt like this with everything," the first-time MP noted.
After learning of the devastating case of the widow’s house, he decided that her house would be the first to construct in that region.
"Today I met with this sympathetic case and I had to construct a new house for the widow who was left with nothing. The culture and tradition sometimes are very harsh,” he revealed.
His gesture to the widow was further fueled by complaints by residents of Mumias East who argued that he was yet to construct a single house like he had been doing in Matungu village.
Salasya further revealed that he was ready to be described as the poorest MP for using all his money to develop Mumias East.
“Salasya will be the poorest MP after five years but I lose nothing by doing all this since how much did I use for campaigns that will hurt me? It only gives me happiness and joy,” he stated.
On January 16, Salasya joined Matungu residents in building a house for Raila's vocal supporter Nuru Okanga after his village hut was burnt by unknown people.
Since his election, Salasya has been busy serving his people to an extent of falling ill due to overworking.
He even offered employment to Ronad Lydia, a lady who proposed to marry him.