Kimilili Member of Parliament (MP) has re-emerged from his political break to strongly defend the recent political meeting between Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya and deputy president Willian Ruto.
The vocal lawmaker, a strong ally Ruto on Thursday, April 15, argued that as the County boss, Oparanya has the right to meet any political leader he wishes.
He said meeting other leaders will improve his way of leadership and service delivery to his people.
“As a leader, we all have a right to seek consultations and as the deputy party of one the biggest political party, Oparanya is free to discuss and seek consultations with anybody both locally and internationally to improve service delivery,” Barasa said.
This comes barely weeks after the vocal lawmaker announced that he had taken a four-month leave from active politics to concentrate on his roles of serving his electorates.
In March 2021, the legislator took to his official social media platforms saying he will use the recess to consult on his next political step with his supporters.
“I hereby take a four months sabbatical leave from high octane politics to focus on my role as a member of Parliament for Kimilili… I will also use the break to consult and try to reach out to Mukhisa Kituyi, Wafula Wamunyinyi, Moses Wetang’ula, and Musalia Mudavadi for the purposes of working together and forging a united Mulembe political front,’’ Barasa said.
Kivumbi.co.ke earlier reported that Raila’s deputy party leader held a 9-hour political meeting with Deputy president William Ruto in Narok.
Their meeting has since raised sharp reactions pointing to a possible political pact between Ruto and the former Council of Governor’s chair.