Being his first attempt to become a legislator, the 32-year-old faced a monumental rejection in the 2017 elections when he emerged last after garnering 254 votes in a competition that attracted nine candidates.
In an interview with Nairobi News, Salasya who won the Mumias East parliamentary seat in the just-ended elections said his girlfriend dumped him following the humiliating defeat.
“I loved her so much but when I went to get her back from the man’s house she asked me to leave and go play with my age mates as I could sustain her lifestyle,” Salasya said.
The lawmaker, who is single said since then, that his focus on finding another partner was shuttered and that he has no intentions of dating anytime soon.
“Since then my focused changed completely,” he added.
He however did not lose hope and declared his interest in this year’s election.
The legislator had been dismissed as a ‘mad man by his competitors and their supporters when he declared interest in the MP seat.
However, in the just-ended August 9, General Election, Salasya garnered 12,140 votes against his closest competitor David Wamatsi of ANC who got 9,043 votes.
On Thursday, September 8, Salasya, who is a teacher by profession, was among the 349 lawmakers who were officially sworn in at the National Assembly.
The second born in a family of seven says his main focus now is to represent his constituents.
His agenda is to ensure equitable bursary allocation to all needy students in his constituency, raise the education standards, empower youth and women and get the Mumias Sugar Company back on its feet.