Detectives based in Kimilili, Bungoma county have intensified their manhunt for Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa over alleged murder allegations.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has since warned Barasa, who has since gone into hiding after the brutal murder of one Brian Olunga body guard, to surrender to the nearest police station within the next 6-hours.
“Barasa, is wanted for the cold-blood murder of Brian, whom he shot on the forehead killing him on the spot, on Tuesday, August 8, at Chebukwabi in Kimilili, Bungoma county,” DCI said.
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.
DCI has since warned Kenyans that serious action will be taken against any person/s found to be harbouring the murder suspect.
According to a police report, the incident occurred when Brian Khaemba, who is seeking to unseat the legislator, went to the Chebukwabi polling station at around 6 pm to witness the counting of the votes.
The police report seen by The Informer went on to state that “Didmus Barasa withdrew a pistol and aimed at Khaemba’s aide namely Brian Olunga and shot him on the forehead where he profusely bled.”
It indicated that the aide was rushed to the Kimilili Sub-County hospital where he succumbed while undergoing treatment.
“Scene visited by the police accompanied by Scenes of Crime Personnel from Bungoma County, where the scene was processed and documented,” stated the report.
Olunga was aide to Barasa’s arch rival Brian Khaemba, the former Magistrate at Kiambu Law Courts.
Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has since castigated the act by Barasa while at the same time urging the relevant security apparatus to heighten their search for the outspoken lawmaker.
“It’s unfortunate that during this election time, guns are in the wrong hands that have mastered the art of killing innocent people. We call upon DCI, G_,NPS and IEBCKenya to hold Didmus Barasa accountable for killing an aide to our candidate Bryan Khaemba,” Wamalwa said.
Police say they are yet to arrest the legislator who successfully defended his parliamentary seat in the just concluded general elections.