On a recent post on his xXaccount former Nairobi governor Sonko revealed that Peter Salasya slapped a lecturer who told him that he wouldn’t go far in life.

Sonko shared a photo of Salasya in handcuffs, encouraging his followers with Salasya’s story


However, on May 23, Salasya had shared the photo, revealing that he was arrested for leading demonstrations against cartels targeting Mumias Sugar company back in 2020.

“When I was arrested for holding unlawful demonstration against cartels trying to use courts to frustrates any efforts to revive mumias sugar in 2020 .Am the most happiest leader today for seeing mumias sugar is back on the shelves. I will go in books of history as the only leader in Western who was beaten and arrested for fighting for mumias sugar revival. May God give me long live to see the fruits of MSC and to go to heaven,” he said.

Peter Kelerwa Salasya was born in January 1989, attended Shanderema Primary School before joining Lubinu High School in Kakamega county in 2006.

Before the residents of Mumias East voted for Salasya in the 2022 General Election, this former hawker was unknown to the rest of the country.

In 2017, Salasya ran for MP and finished last out of nine contenders. He received the people’s backing for his vocalization of the Mumias Sugar company’s problems.

Without any resources, and with help from Eugene Wamalwa, he vied for the MP seat again in 2022, and he won.

Salasya was thrust into national politics right away. He told Citizen Digital in his first interview how he arrived at Parliament with just Ksh. 500 in his pockets. He literally had nothing.

Over a year down the line,Salasya has become well-known, primarily for the wrong reasons. If the MP isn’t parading pricey liquor bottles on social media and appearing inebriated, he’s probably boasting about getting a new SUV or getting into a brawl at a gathering that Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa attended.

Salasya is among Governor Barasa’s most vocal opponents. On November 12, 2023, the MP got into a physical fight with Barasa supporters after one of them attacked him and grabbed the microphone while he was criticizing the governor.

Also Read:Salasya: “I Dropped Out Of School At Class Four For Two Years”



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