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MP Didmus Barasa Surrenders to Police over Murder Claims

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa at Bungoma Police Station PHOTO/COURTESY

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has surrendered to the police.

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

Barasa presented himself to Bungoma Police Station where he was immediately placed under police custody.

He also surrendered the gun used in the shooting incident.

The MP will be under the police watch as investigations into the matter goes on.

This came hours after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) warned Barasa to report to the nearest police station within the next six hours.

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.

Barasa

MP Didmus Barasa PHOTO/COURTESY

However, moments later, Barasa went to court seeking anticipatory bail arguing that the DCI was yet to fully investigated the matter.

He further claimed that the victim was part of a hit squad deployed from Nairobi and was killed by a stray bullet.

“According to a reliable source, the deceased was part of a hit squad that was deployed from Nairobi and was in fact killed by a stray bullet due to wrangles with his confidants

“Barasa has been branded a murderer without due process being followed thus prejudicing his right to fair trial hence the need for the court to grant him bail pending arrest,” Barasa’s lawyer John Khaminwa said.

READ ALSO: Didmus Barasa: MP on the Run After Allegedly Shooting Dead Opponent’s Aide

Barasa was re-elected as the Member of National Assembly of Kimilili for his second term.

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