Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has dragged Azimio La Umoja Presidential candidate Raila Odinga into his car saga that had sent him into hideout.
The controversial lawmaker had early this week ran into hiding after police officers stormed his Nasianda home in Kimilili constituency after they got tip off from the members of the public that the lawmaker had turned a CDF vehicle into a campaign vehicle.
The officers impounded the vehicle, a ford ranger double cabin pick up belonging to Kimilili CDF that the lawmaker had already rebranded with UDA party colors.
He had also fixed the vehicle with fake registration number plates.
But on Wednesday May 25, the lawmaker came out of his hiding and joined a UDA campaign trail in Western Kenya that is being led by ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula.
Didmus called on the government and the police to instead go after Raila whom he alleged that has been using government vehicles when he has never been elected to hold any government office.
Speaking in Sirisia market during the Kenya Kwanza rally, the angry lawmaker said that instead of the police following him up for changing the government vehicle’s number plate and branding it with United UDA colors for campaign purposes, they should shift their focus on Raila Odinga whom he alleged that he is using over 20 government vehicles for his campaign.
The police had on Tuesday 24th of May 2022 raided his home to get the car but they were denied access to the compound but forced their way in and took the car and drove it to the police station in Bungoma town.
Barasa went ahead to say that he bought the car as an MP in his constituency and he has every right to use it in whatever way that he wants.
“56 police were sent to my home because I am using the CDF car, I am the sitting MP, I was elected by the people and so I have the right to use the car and also the police should target the real criminals like Raila Odinga who are using government vehicles and yet they have never been elected anywhere and instead he swore himself in which is a big offense,” he said.