A campaign coordinator for Bungoma governor Kenneth Lusaka was on Thursday night shot dead by unknown people at his Chebukwabi village in Kimilili constituency.
Edward Barasa had been heading Lusaka campaigns in Kibingei ward. The unknown killers also shot and seriously injured his 20-year-son and defiled his three daughters.
According to an eyewitness, Barasa who was a prominent businessman was shot immediately he got home from his business.
”It seems these thugs came into his compound much earlier and waited for him because immediately he entered his house we heard gun shots in the air,” said George Kundu.
However, police have said Barasa may have been killed by robbers who were after money from his daily business and it was not political.
Kimilili OCPD Mary Waciu said police had launched a manhunt to arrest the suspects and appealed to local residents to be calm. She asked anyone with information to assist them.
Lusaka who visited the home said it was unfortunate that his campaigner had been killed in cold blood and asked police to expedite the investigations.
He also said the killing was meant to scare his supporters but he vowed that they would not be deterred.
”The blood of Barasa will not be in vain. Let me hope those who remain will soldier on,” said Lusaka.