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MP Didmus Barasa arrested after alleged assault on local musician

Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa was Monday morning arrested over assault claims on a local musician.

Barasa is expected to take plea of causing bodily grievous harm to musician Steve Kay.

He was arrested at his Kimilili home Monday at dawn.

Police said they had received the P3 form from the musician following July 30 drama at Baptist Lurare Primary School.

Members of the public were treated to a rare drama when Barasa and the local musician and contractor Kay engaged in a scuffle.

Barasa had on Friday, July 30, visited Baptist Lurare Primary School in Kamukuywa ward in his constituency, where he was expected to commission five new classrooms built through National Government Constituency Development Fund.

However, the politician was taken aback when he discovered Steve Kay, born Stephen Masinde, and his colleague Ronald Graham Wafula had locked up the newly constructed classrooms.

The drama ensued before Barasa was caught on camera slapping Steve, who demanded to be paid Sh3.4 million for the construction before he could hand over the keys.

Barasa’s guards intervened to stop Kay from retaliating.

A medical report from Kimilili hospital showed the contractor suffered multiple bodily injuries.

The matter was reported to Kimilili police station.

“I have closed these classes because they cannot begin to operate without me being paid as they will be spoiled by children and he might end up refusing to pay me completely,” he said.

Advocate and Kimilili resident Bryan Khaemba accused Barasa of failing to honour contractual agreements claiming the MP often failed to pay contractors the dues.

Police said they will take further action on the issue.

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