Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa given six hours to surrender

“Serious action will be taken against any person/s found to be harbouring the murder suspect,” added the DCI.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has given Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa six hours to surrender to the nearest police station.

According to the DCI, a specialized team of sleuths based from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau and the Homicide department has been dispatched to augment the teams on the ground for his manhunt.

Barasa went into hiding after the brutal murder of his opponent’s aide Brian Olunga at a polling station in Bungoma County on Tuesday.

“Hon Barasa is wanted for the cold blooded murder of Brian, whom he shot on the forehead killing him on the spot, on Tuesday, August 8, at Chebukwabi in Kimilili, Bungoma County,” said the DCI.

Olunga was a bodyguard to  DAP Kenya candidate Brian Khaemba, who was Barasa’s opponent in the elections.

According to Khaemba who reported the matter to Kimilili sub county police, the incident happened at around 6pm when they had gone to Chebukwabi polling station to witness the counting of votes.

He recorded that he met Barasa and after about three minutes, he, (Khaemba) decided to leave for another station and headed to his car.

Khaemba recorded that the MP followed him in the company of four men that he ordered not to allow him to leave the place adding that his driver Joshua Nasokho defied the order and ignited the vehicle.

Khaemba said it was at that point that Barasa drew a pistol and shot his aide, Brian Olunga on the forehead.

“He bled profusely and was rushed to Kimilili sub-county hospital where he succumbed while undergoing treatment,” Khaemba added.

A stern warning has also been issued to anyone found to be harbouring him.

The lawmaker was re-elected on a UDA ticket after garnering 26, 861 votes and is yet to pick his certificate.

On Wednesday, DPP, Noordin Haji, ordered to have Barasa apprehended, record a statement and have the relevant file availed to his office for appropriate action.

  

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