BY HARRIET MUGO
Mumias East Member of Parliament Peter Salasya has hilariously responded to a woman who took to the streets of Nairobi to confess her love and deep affection for the youthful legislator.
In an undated video shared on social media, the woman identified as Lydia Ronald is seen holding a placard with the MP’s photo written ‘MP Peter Salasya Marry Me Please Mheshimiwa’.
She is heard gently asking for Salasya’s hand in marriage amid laughter from the onlookers at the popular Kenya Archives spot on Tom Mboya street.
Lydia described herself as a God-fearing, hardworking and humble woman who would make a perfect wife for the MP.
“I promise him that if chooses me to be his wife I won’t disappoint him,” Lydia is heard saying. “I will be happy to meet you,” she added.
She said she decided to make the daring move after Salasya said he was single and actively looking for a God-fearing partner.
Reacting to the woman’s confession, the MP promised to reach out and ‘say hi’. He jokingly said President William Ruto’s wishes that he should find himself a wife were about to become a reality.
“Warembo na Salasya nawapenda sana. Will reach you and say. Mr President William Ruto I remember you asking me kama nimepata sasa when you visited us in the National Assembly , naona mambo si mbaya vile kunaenda. God bless Kenya.Our country is blessed,” Salasya said in a tweet.
The 32-year-old became an internet sensation after capturing the Mumias East parliamentary seat in the August 9 general elections.
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.