Kimilili Member of Parliament (MP) Didmus Barasa has today, Friday, October 7, 2022, vowed to offer his Ksh1million salary to his constituents.
Taking to his official Twitter account, the controversial legislator expressed gratitude towards the constituents for voting for him during the August 9 election.
He also acknowledged that he did not deserve September's salary because he has not discharged his duties since he was elected and was therefore offering it to his constituents.
"My people of Kimilili, mulinipigia kura nashukuru. Tangu munichague hakuna kitu nimewafanyia. Sisitahili mushahara wowote, sasa ile millioni moja nimelipwa ya mwezi hii nitawaletea. Mukiniona tu nimeingia kimilili mukuje muchukue na mugawane ….,"he wrote
This loosely translates to: (My people of Kimilili, I am grateful that you voted for me. Since then I haven't done a thing for you. I do not deserve any salary, so I will bring you the one million shillings I received. If you see me at Kimilili come get it and share among yourselves.)
My people of Kimilili, mulinipigia kura nashukuru. Tangu munichague hakuna kitu nimewafanyia. Sisitahili mushahara wowote, sasa ile millioni moja nimelipwa ya mwezi hii nitawaletea. Mukiniona tu nimeingia kimilili mukuje muchukue na mugawane ....— Hon Didmus Barasa, MP Kimilili (@DidmusWaBarasa) October 7, 2022
Barasa was re-elected for a second term in office during the August 9 election.
At the time, the lawmaker was a hunted man after he alleegedly shot and killed his closest challenger's aide Brian Olunga following a disagreement.
"Upon entering the said polling station, he met Hon. Didmus Barasa the incumbent MP for the Kimilili constituency. After about three minutes, Mr. Brian Khaemba decided to leave the station and headed to his car, where Hon. Didmus Barasa followed him in the company of four men and ordered them not to allow him (Mr. Brian Khaemba) to leave the place. Still, Mr Khaemba's driver Joshua Nasokho defied the order and ignited the vehicle," a police report on the case read in part.
He was later released on Ksh10million bond and a surety of Ksh5million.