Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa never ceases to amaze!
The first term MP is now entangled in a cat and mouse game with her former landlady over 2 months rent arrears.
However, it is not only the arrears amounting to shs 600,000 that the landlady Ms Lucy Njeri Karuru wants Barasa to pay; property managers also want him to pay for the house hold goods he allegedly stole from Ms Lucy’s house.
According to Ms Karuru, Didmus moved into her house on Miotoni Heights, House number 9 off Miotoni in July 2018.
In December, he did not give notice to vacate the house.
The landlady said Didmus hatched a secret plan to vacate the house without paying rent.
On 21st December 2018, the MP wrote a cheque of shs 300,000 to Waruru being rent payment for December.
However, the cheque written through Equity bank bounced and before she knew it, Didmus had moved out of the house on 25th December under the guise of getting out old furniture and replenishing it with new one.
Property manager Mike Odiyo of Sango Properties Ltd has reported the MP to the police after he moved out of Karurus house with his furniture.
In an agreement seen by Hot News, Odiyo has been furnishing the houses and Karuru collects rent.
Under ob number 31/20/12/2018 at Karen police station, Odiyo says the MP carted away all the furniture’s that were in Karurus house which belongs to Sango properties.
Odiyo wants him to pay for, 4 King Size beds with Mattresses, bed covers,3 bedside shelves/drawers and pillows,3 Chairs 1 in each bed rooms up, Towels in each room, 2 Dinning set with 6 Chairs one in and one out at the veranda, Lounge seats with Table, Tv stand, Dstv decoder ,Jamii Internet connection, Cable for power, Bulbs connections for lights in all rooms, Curtains, 3bags,One big Black Safe and Gas Cylinder plus Kitchen utensils which include a set full for kitchen use.
Odiyo said the house had been furnished for his French clients but when Didmus saw it, he insisted to move in and was trusted because he is an MP.
He was supposed to pay shs 80,000 monthly for the use of the furniture whose total value is shs 650,000.
Odiyo wants Barasa to pay shs 650,000 because he committed to do so.
“I took a bank loan to service the houses. I am still paying the loan and it will be good if Didmus pays me for the goods he stole. He is an MP and I am even ashamed that he conned me,” Odiyo said.
Through Musyoka Murambi advocates, Ms Karuru has gone to court seeking the court to compel Didmus to pay the two months’ rent areas.
She wants rent for December 2018 and January 2019.
The house Didmus was occupying was a four bedroom masionate, fully furnished and was sitting on half an acre piece of land.
It neighbors the Deputy Presidents Official residence in Karen.
Some of his former neighbors at Miotoni road said Didmus moved to Mikundori cresecent on Langata road near the Bomas of Kenya.
Before moving to Karen, the MP was living on Brookside Court in Westlands in a house belonging to Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa.
He was allegedly evicted from the house for not paying rent.
Businessman Dan Simiyu told detectives from Central police station that he had furnished the Brookside house with furniture totaling to shs 1 million but the MP gave him a fake LPO.
Barasa has never paid Dan his money.