By Paul Mukana
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has exponentially lobbied for DP Ruto’s presidential bid by pointing out how the second in command will garner 95% of Luhya votes during the August 9th elections.
According to Barasa, it is only Ruto who has got the requisite charisma of muddling the political space of western Kenya.
“Ruto will garner over 95% of the Mulembe votes, I want to dare you rift valley voters ,if you don’t get out to vote in large numbers, mount Kenya and western regions will give Ruto so many more votes than yourselves and you will get ashamed,” said Barasa.
The outspoken Kenya Kwanza hit man was speaking at the burial ceremony of Wesley Kibet Kogo at Taito location in Nandi county on Saturday afternoon.
Kogo was a UDA parliamentary aspirant of Nandi hills and he succumbed to a horrible road accident in Nairobi a week ago.
He also capitalised on the occasion to chew bones with Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
“You know long time ago, this witch of vitendawili (riddles) contested with Moi and lost, he contested with Kibaki and lost , contested with Uhuru and lost.God is the one who elects leaders, even me am holding this position because it is God who has given me.So, this vitendawili (riddles) man has tried being president for 25 years and ended up being unsuccessful, please it is God himself who doesn’t want him to be president.We can’t tell where/how he wronged God,” he said.
Barasa pointed out how DP Ruto’s camp has weakened Raila’s outfit by wooing former Raila’s allies (Mudavadi and Wetangula) to join Kenya Kwanza.
Barasa threatened to obliterate any efforts by Raila’s team to ascend to state house in August.
The presidential battle has inevitably turned into a two horse race bidding Azimio’s Raila Odinga and DP Ruto.
But the Kimilili lawmaker insisted that DP Ruto is the man to beat in the race to succeed president Uhuru Kenyatta.
“The difference between William Ruto and that witch(Raila) is that the witch loves his friends more than the wananchi who are important,but William Samoei Ruto loves his friends but gives wananchi first priority,” he added.
Barasa was relating to the recently concluded party primaries where he faulted Raila’s ODM party for splashing out direct tickets to party lieutenants.
He praised the UDA party primaries and said everyone was accorded equal chance despite their social status and relationship with DP Ruto.
Barasa is a notable figure inside DP Ruto’s kitchen cabinet and is set to defend his seat via a UDA party ticket in the August polls.