Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa has left the Tangatanga political faction.
Barasa announced that he has decamped from United Democratic Alliance (UDA) politics.
In a media briefing on Sunday, Barasa told journalists that he is taking a leave from national politics to focus more on uniting wrangling political factions in the Western region.
Barasa’s exit has been seen as a political plan from Western political leaders to have a strong political bargaining power while united.
However, he did not confirm or deny such allegations, saying he has made a personal political decision.
Though his strength and political magnitude in the Deputy President William Ruto’s team is yet to be openly established, Ruto political camp may have lost a key member in the 2022 political strategy.
UDA party lost the Machakos Senate seat to Wipers candidate Agnes Kavindu Muthama in what has been termed as the disintegration of the new political party.
In the recent concluded Machakos senatorial by-election, Agnes Kavindu former Senator Johnston Muthama’s wife garnered 104, 352 votes against UDA’s candidate Urbanus Muthama Ngengele who manages 19,726 votes.
DP Ruto’s team is yet to react on Barasa’s exit.
There has been rising wrangles within UDA party with a section of members saying Johnston Muthama is underperforming.
However, DP Ruto has remained mum over the political wrangles within his faction.