Last month, Mumias East MP Peter Salasya embarked on a search for a suitable woman with particular traits to be his wife.
The first-time legislator revealed that top on his list of traits is a God-fearing woman, being ready to support him in his political career, being a local girl popularly known as ‘kienyeji’, and being a virgin as well.
“I am just looking for a very prayerful woman, a very young girl, focused girl, supportive girl, presentable and must be able to speak to the people in the countryside. Are you willing to join me as we go look for votes?” The lawmaker said.
So dire was the need that a committee was formed to speed up the process and ensure that the legislator has someone to hold after parliamentary sessions.
However, the committee chaired by Matungu MP Peter Nabulindo now says that none of the girls who offered to be MP’s wife passed the test.
Speaking during the burial of the mother of Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa at Muroni village, Mumias East Constituency, Nabulindo said none of the applicants was a virgin.
“We had several girls and most of them met the rest of the requirements. However, all of them failed the virginity test, making the committee not find the right wife for our colleague (Salasya),” Nabulindo said amid laughter from the mourners.
Nabulindo however did not reveal how the test to ascertain the virginity of the applicants was conducted but insisted that the committee members tried their best to look for a virgin lady across the country.
Salasya who won the Mumias East parliamentary seat in the just-ended elections said his girlfriend dumped him following the humiliating defeat he encountered in the 2017 General Election.