Wanted for murder: DCI dispatches specialized team to trail Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 11 Aug, 2022 15:02 | 2 mins read
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa. Photo/Courtesy

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has warned fugitive MP Didmus Barasa to surrender.

In an update on its social media platforms, DCI has warned the Kimilili MP to report to the nearest police station within the next six hours.

At the same time, DCI noted that a specialized team of detectives from the elite Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau and the Homicide department has been dispatched to trail the MP.

DCI also warned that serious action will be taken against any person who will be found harbouring the murder suspect

The MP went into hiding after the cold blooded murder of Brian Olunga, a bodyguard of his opponent in the Kimilili parliamentary race.

Barasa is said to have shot the deceased on the forehead killing him on the spot, on Tuesday, August 8, at Chebukwabi in Kimilili, Bungoma county.


Noordin Haji orders arrest

Following the shooting incident, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has ordered the arrest of the controversial MP.

The DPP noted that Barasa should be arrested to record a statement and have the relevant file availed to his office for action.

The MP went into hiding with some police sources speculating that he may have fled into neighbouring Uganda. 

"We want him to surrender to police wherever he is. If any member of the public spots him, let them alert the police," Bungoma County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti said.

Wafula Chebukati on Didmus Barasa shooting incident

On the other hand, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati said that the matter was outside the commission’s hands.

He said the commission will let the investigative authorities to handle it and explained that the commission would only be involved if the MP is convicted.

“That is a matter for the police and I believe the law will take its course because the commission does not deal with those kinds of cases

“Our officers on the ground will be witnesses and as far as the law goes, until that time an individual is convicted, the commission will not be able to come in the criminal investigation,” Chebukati said.

Didmus Barasa
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa in a past function PHOTO/COURTESY

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