By Emmanuel Mukavi
The controversial member of Parliament for Kimilili constituency Didmas Barasa on Sunday 21st March 2020 said that he will work by all means to unite all the Luhya land leaders on the basis of coordinating their vision ahead of the 2022 polls.He said this during a press release with journalist at his resident in Kimilili constituency in Bungoma.
MP Didmas said that he is still a strong Tangatanga ally despite the split of the Jubilee party into two affiliations. The Kieleweke and the Tangatanga which is led by the Deputy president William Ruto.
In the 2017 elections Jubilee party gained four MPs in Bungoma county.The four were led by Sirisia Mp John Waluke,Webuye west Dan Wanyama ,Kimilili Didmas Barasa and Mt Elgon Fred Kapondi. The recent realighnments in the parties within Kenyan comes amid the inernal riffles linked to the 2022 politics which have recent changed in the political parties in Kenya.
The anti Ruto allies have formed the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) which is led by the Deputy President William Ruto.
This comes amid the political differences between the Luyha presidential canditates Musalia Mudavadi the ANC leader and the Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD) Dr Mukhisa Kituyi.The leadership wrangle between Ford Kenya leaders on the chairmanship position.
The Ford Kenya members Secretary General Eseli Simiyu and Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi planned a coup to take the leadership of Ford Kenya party where Kanduyi Mp Wamunyinyi planted himself as an interim Chairperson of the party.The matter was later cleared by the court declaring Moses Wetangula as the Ford Kenya Chairman until further notice.
“As a leader from Bungoma I have come to realization that the people of Bungoma stand to lose a high political stake table in the state table as the national cake is being shared nationally our numbers not withstanding because we will be busy fighting for small chips under the table” paused Barasa.
The MP said that he will be taking a four moth leave from high politics in regard to the increasing Covid-19 infections across the nation and the globe at large.This will give him enough time to embark on the projects that he has been working on since he was elected in office.
He said that his initiative to unite all Luhya leaders including Governors and senators comes in line with the 2022 polls and the numbers luhya communities attract in an election.He urged them to allign in one path to have a stake in the national table due to large numbers of the Luhya nations.