Controversial Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has hit back at President Uhuru Kenyatta over Sunday harsh remarks that were directed at DP Ruto allies in Mt Kenya region
Hon Barasa, a close ally of DP William Ruto, bragged of how the President cannot intimidate him in any way.
Speaking to a local Radio Station, the vocal Jubilee MP stated that Uhuru has no legal mandate to lecture lawmakers.
“Rais sio prefect wa bunge, wala sio kiranja bungeni. Mimi rais akunichagua nilichaguliwa na wananchi wa Kimilili. Hawezi kutuambia ni nini tufanye na tusifanye. Mimi nitaendelea na kazi yangu ya ubunge jinsi ninavyo jua,”(President is not the Prefect on the National Assembly, neither is he the monitor of the Parliament. The President did not elect me, i was elected by the residents of Kimilili. He cannot tell us what to do and what not to do. I will continue with my work as a member of Parliament the way i know) claimed Didmus Barasa.
According to the first time lawmaker, Uhuru should only lecture his Cabinet Secretaries.
“Rais anastahili kuwa anafokea mawaziri wake, sio wabunge. Wabunge ni wanasiasa, na kama wabunge wanaogemea upande wa Rais ni Harambee tunafanya sio siasa,( The President should only lecture the Cabinet Secretaries,not Members of Parliament. MPs are politicians,and Jubilee Legislatures are not campaigning instead they are helping in harambees),” stated Barasa.
President Kenyatta gave politicians busy politicking a tongue lashing and even referred to them as thugs.
“These thugs that we elected are busy politicking. They should not think I am their boy, they will not stop me from constructing roads. They didn’t look for votes on my behalf. I went looking for my votes. These rubbish should stop bothering me,” said Kenyatta.
If I were ndindi nyoros or kimani ichungwas I would avoid tanga tanga like plague unfortunately the two gentlemen use other body parts to reason…..Uhuru will whip their butts thoroughly!! #sundaylive
— mark matoro (@mark_gande) June 16, 2019
The country is more important than any individual, that is what Uhuru Kenyatta recognized when he shook Raila's hands and called a truce. That is what the tanga tanga batallion don't get, now they run around because their man is more important than the nation. #UhuruKenyatta
— Gitau Wainaina (@GitauWainaina11) June 17, 2019