A group of Jubilee Party legislators allied to Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday, November 12, disclosed that Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa had been flown to a hospital in South Africa.
Led by vocal Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wah, the legislators explained that Barasa was flown out after he was allegedly poisoned with an unknown substance.
“He informed us that he had been injected with a substance and is currently seeking medical treatment in South Africa.
“We are yet to establish what that substance was but we want to say that we shall not allow violence to be used to intimidate Kenyans,” Ichung’wah stated.
Ichung’wah went on to warn Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai against using his officers to play partisan politics.
“The direction the country is taking is very dangerous. Each and every one of us has our bedrooms also. If we all decided to protect our bedrooms in the manner that was being done in Kibra, this country will take a very dangerous turn,” he cautioned.
On Thursday, November 7, 2019, during the Kibra by-election, Barasa was clobbered by goons at DC Grounds.
Barasa was speaking to his Dagoretti North counterpart Simba Arati when the incident took place.
A group of youth was captured on camera slapping the MP, pushing him around and removing his signature cap.
The youth ordered the MP to leave the polling station because he was allied to Deputy President William Ruto.
Below is a video of Ichung’wa speaking to the press;