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MP Barasa denies claims of using CDF vehicle for campaings shifts blame to opponents

Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmas Barasa now claims allegations charged against him for using CDF vehicle for his campaigns are politically instigated.

Taking to his Twitter account, the legislator blamed DAP-K candidate Bryan Khaemba for his frustrations.  

“Bryan Khaemba the DAP candidate who wants to dethrone me from the Kimilili Parliamentary seat now this is campaign! Hahaha. Three days ago, you tweeted VITINA causing the police to come to my compound isorait,” he wrote.

I have so many cars. Some are donated by friends and are scheduled to be unveiled on May 29 when the official campaign period begins

Didmus Barasa

He further refuted claims that he branded the vehicle with his photo and that of Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA colours.

The legislator added that he owns several cars including those gifted to him by his friends for the campaign period. 

“I have so many cars. Some are donated by friends and are scheduled to be unveiled on May 29 when the official campaign period begins,” said Barasa.

“I will wait and see what they will tell me but I even use the CDF vehicle on a daily basis,” he furthered.

The raid

Police officers from Bungoma County forced their entry into the parliamentarian’s compound in his Nasianda home impounding the embattled vehicle bearing registration number KBS 709D which the police now claim is fake.

According to Kimilili Sub- County Police boss Mwita Maroa, after getting a tipoff, the visited the MP’s compound but were denied entry forcing their way into the compound.

“The operation involved officers from vehicles check unit and the Serious Crimes Unit after the two agencies confirmed the number plate was fake,” explained Mr. Mwita.

The CDF vehicle has been reported missing from the constituency offices raising speculation on its whereabouts.

The members of public registered their fears with the police who launched investigations.
The police defended their forceful entry into the compound citing Section 26 of the Criminal Procedures Code.

“The section allows us to have access to any place even without a search warrant. Investigations have been launched and we will now wait for their completion before bringing the MP to face charges” he explained.

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