Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa in jail
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa in jail

Kimilili member of parliament Didmus Barasa raised an issue with how he was arrested.

The MP was accused of assaulting contractor-cum-musician Stephen Masinde, popularly known as Steve Kay, on July 30, 2021 at Lurare Baptist Primary School.

Speaking to sections of the media, the politician claimed that his arrest today morning is a political witch hunt.

"This is politics," get told KTN News.

Musician Steve Kay
Musician Steve Kay

"When you say I have slapped you then you go to court with a bandage on your arm, was the slap from electricity?" he posed.

The MP appearing before Kimilili Law Courts Resident Magistrate Gladys Adhiambo denied the charges of committing grievous bodily harm against the local contractor.

The mheshimiwa was released on a bond of Ksh 150,000 with one surety or a cash bail of Ksh 100,000.

Addressing the press after the court session, musician Steve Kay's lawyer Brian Khaemba said, "We have also made an application to have this case moved from here in Kimilili to any other court outside this constituency so that my client who does not hail from this constituency may be free and safe to proceed with the case.”

The case is set for mention on September 27, 2021.

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