Mumias East MP Peter Salasya has disclosed that he is looking for a woman to settle down with.
The MP became an internet sensation after capturing the parliamentary seat in the August 9 General Elections.
Must have qualities
Speaking in a recent interview, Salasya noted that his ideal woman must be a young and God-fearing woman.
He also noted that she must be willing to support his political venture and able to talk to people during vote hunting missions.
“I am just looking for a very prayerful woman, 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 we go look for votes,” Salasya said.
Salasya who noted that he is not in a hurry to marry also stated that he cannot be convinced otherwise during his search for a wife.
“I’m an exposed man. Kwani naeza pelekwa pelekwa hivi. I am an MP and you know I have convinced people that I am a very intelligent person. I am strong,” he added.
Peter Salasya political journey
With a low-paying teaching job at Sigalagala National Polytechnic, the politician had to seek help from locals to put up a semi-permanent house in his village after a humiliating onslaught from his competitors that he didn’t have a house of his own.
He also got help from former Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa who offered him a vehicle to help him with his campaigns after defecting from the ODM party.
Salasya garnered 12,140 votes to win the Mumias East race.
His main challenger David Wamatsi of Amani National Congress (ANC) party came second with 9,043 votes while Benson Mapwoni, who had been endorsed by immediate Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali, finished third with 5,118 votes.
“I only got this seat because people related with my manifesto that touched on issues affecting them,” the lively politician said.
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Salasya credited his win to his previous political stints in campus and national politics where he learned how to campaign.
However, he noted that he lost in the majority of the seats he vied for.
“When I left Egerton after championing the protecting comrades, people told me to go and vie for a political seat and I used to wonder how I would manage to do that
“My dream has always been to be a pastor or a leader. In 2017 I vied as an independent and failed to clinch the seat. I actually got 254 votes. Unfortunately, I lost my job at the bank and I had to volunteer at a training institute. I learned a lot in the process,” Salasya said.