Didmus Barasa Biography, Age, Career, Education, Family, Wife and Net Worth
Didmus Wekesa Barasa Mutua is a Kenyan politician and lawmaker currently serving as the MP for Kimilili Constituency in Bungoma County.
He has been in the spotlight on several occasions with the most significant one being the time he slapped a contractor and musician Stephen Masinde Alias Steve Kay following a payment dispute. He was later arrested and charged with assault, and released on bond.
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This article looks closely into the biography of Didmus Wekesa Barasa, highlighting his educational background, career journey, and personal life.
Didmus Barasa Age and Place of Birth
Didmus Barasa was born and raised in Bungoma County, western Kenya. He is a Kenyan by nationality and a Luhya by tribe. He is in his 40s as of 2022.
Didmus Barasa Education Background
Didmus attended Kimilili Secondary School and proceeded to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
He then furthered his studies at Australia’s University of Queensland where he enrolled for a graduate degree in Occupational, Health, Security, and Safety. He also pursued a graduate diploma in Security Systems Audit program at the University of Sydney in Australia and graduated in 2009.
Didmus Barasa Career Journey
Didmus Barasa first worked as a captain for the Technical Wing at the Kenya Armed Forces.
He later worked for an Australian firm called Shell Company holding a managerial position.
In 2012, he took a role as a Regional manager for qhse EA, a logistics company in East Africa where he was in charge of logistics in a number of countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Didmus Barasa Politics
In 2017, Didmus decided to cast his stake into the national politics. He vied for the Kimilili Constituency Member of Parliament and won. He was subsequently absorbed into the national assembly the same year.
He was recently aligned to Tangatanga, a political denomination associated with the deputy president William Ruto but has since stopped associating with it. He was a die hard supporter of William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid but he recently announced halting Tangatanga politics to concentrate on personal affairs.
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Didmus Barasa Controversy
Following assault charges in August 2021, he was arraigned at Kimilili Law Court on Monday 2nd August 2021. He was accused of attacking and causing bodily harm to Stephen Masinde, a contractor and musician from Bungoma County.
According to a report seen by this publication, Barasa had contracted Stephen Masinde to construct five classrooms at Lurare Baptist Primary School. Upon completion of the work, Barasa had refused to pay the contractor which prompted him to lock the classrooms.
When the MP arrived at the opening function, he approached the newly constructed classrooms in a bid to launch them officially. It is then that he discovered that the classrooms were locked.
An infuriated Barasa could not hold his temper, he charged at Masinde, smacked him hard and left him sprawling on the floor. The entire incident was recorded on camera by several journalists who later channeled the videos to media houses. The clip later got its way into social media and soon everyone was talking about it.
Despite the clear evidence of him assaulting the musician, Barasa denied the allegations and was released on a Ksh 150,000 bond and a Ksh 100,000 cash bail. His lawyer, Brian Khaemba represented him in court and ironically called for justice to be served to his client.
Didmus Barasa Family /Wife/Kids
Didmus Barasa is said to have been married but they broke up with his wife after 10 years. More details about Barasa’s family, wife or children remain scanty. As at now, he seems to prefer keeping his personal life lowkey.
Didmus Barasa Net Worth
His net worth is not currently known to the public. We shall update this article once we lay our hands on this information.