MP ‘curses’ hecklers after being thrown out of funeral
A legislator resorted to “cursing” a crowd that heckled him during a burial at his backyard attended by top opposition leaders.
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa got into trouble when he tried to address mourners at the funeral of Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi’s father on Saturday.
The mourners accused the MP who ran on a Jubilee Party ticket of selling out the Luhya community to the Jubilee government after attending a meeting at State House, Nairobi.
In response, Barasa told the hecklers they will “never give birth to leaders.”
Looh! MPs Didimus(Kimilili) & Mwambu(Bumula) roughed up by mourners & thrown out of this funeral in Bungoma 4 having visited State House! pic.twitter.com/77tYkmSFQq
— Boni Khalwale (@KBonimtetezi) September 16, 2017
“If you shout at a leader when he is speaking to you, you will never give birth to a leader in your house. Respect me kindly and let me speak my mind,” he said.
These only utterances infuriated the crowd who threw plastic bottles at him, as they called him a “traitor.” Police had to whisk the legislator to safety.
The funeral was attended by Nasa presidential election Raila Odinga, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and for Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale were among those in attendance.