Police officers in Bungoma County have launched a hunt for Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa after he allegedly shot dead his opponent Brian Khaemba’s aide.
Mr. Khaemba, who was seeking to unseat Barasa from the Kimilili MP seat on a Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) ticket, reportedly went to Chebukwabi polling station at around 6pm to witness 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, according to a police report seen by Citizen Digital, “Didmus Barasa followed him in company of four men and ordered them not to allow him (Mr. Brian Khaemba) to leave…”
The aspiring MP’s driver, one 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.
“He was rushed to 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.”
The body of the deceased is still at the said hospital, pending transfer to the Delight Funeral Home.