Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa, who is wanted for the murder of his opponent’s aide has surrendered himself to Bungoma Police station.
Barasa surrendered after the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), on Thursday evening gave him a 6-hour ultimatum.
The sleuths had asked him to surrender to the nearest police station since he is wanted for the murder of Brian Olunga, an aide of his political opponent.
“The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is warning Hon Didmus Barasa, who has since gone into hiding after the brutal murder of one, to surrender to the nearest police station within the next 6-hours,” wrote DCI.
Failure to surrender, the DCI said, a manhunt will be launch to smoke him from the hide out he has been seeking refuge at for 3 days.
“A specialised team of sleuths based from the elite Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau and the Homicide department has been dispatched to augment the teams on the ground for his manhunt.”
Barasa is accused of shooting Olunga at the Chebukwabi polling station on the night of August 9.
According to a police report seen by Citizen Digital, Barasa’s opponent Brian Khaemba, went to Chebukwabi polling station at around 6pm to witness the counting of the votes.
He however met the incumbent legislator at the polling station, and hence decided to leave barely a few minutes after his arrival.
Mr Khaemba headed towards his car but “Didmus Barasa followed him in the company of four men and ordered them not to allow him (Mr Brian Khaemba) to leave…” read part of the report.
The aspiring MP’s driver, Joshua Nasokho, is however said to have defied Barasa’s order and ignited the vehicle.
“Didmus Barasa withdrew a pistol and aimed at Mr Khaemba’s aide namely Brian Olunga and shot him on the forehead where he profusely bled,” read the police report.