Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa was yet again on the receiving end at a tense event today, Saturday, May 15.that saw him roughed up and nearly beaten with his microphone snatched.
An irate aide to Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati took Barasa head-on at the funeral, tackling him swiftly and snatching away the microphone in an altercation that shocked those in attendance.
All was well until Barasa who was addressing mourners alleged that the County Government has been embezzling funds and referred to governor Wangamati who was also in attendance as a thief.
“I want to tell the people of Bungoma that the biggest mistake we did was to elect governor Wangamati in that position,” Barasa stated.
“I have seen an MCA come to the podium and lie to the Bungoma people that the ECD centre in Kitai was built by the county government but I want to tell you that it is Holland foundation that built it,” he added.
The Tanga Tanga lawmaker maintained that he will not allow residents of Bungoma to be cheated by leaders who make false statements on their achievements.
These remarks were not well received by one of Wangamati’s aide who was part of the mourners and who moved in swiftly to tackle the Kimilili lawmaker.
He swiftly made his way to the podium and snatched the microphone from Barasa before locking him up in a tight grip as the lawmaker struggled to break free, prompting some of the mourners to come to his aide.
As things moved from bad to worse, Didmus could be heard trying to calm the mourners and directed that he be taken taken to a police station.
“He should take him to the police station or the mourners will drag him there,” Barasa is heard saying as captured in the video above that is making rounds on social media.