Kenyan Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa sneaks into Uganda after shooting incident left one dead, says police

KImilili MP Didmus Barasa

KImilili MP Didmus Barasa (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Police are still looking for Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa over a shooting incident that left an aide to his rival dead on Election Day.

Police handling the incident said the MP had by Wednesday morning not surrendered as ordered.

The incident involved Barasa and his rival Brian Khaemba of DAP at Chebukwabi polling station where they were to witness the counting of votes.

Bungoma head of DCI Joseph Ondoro said they had been to various places looking for him in vain.

“We suspect he took a motorcycle towards Uganda but we will get him. He is yet to be arrested,” he said Wednesday morning.

He said the incident happened when an altercation broke out between the two prompting Khaemba to leave and head to his car.

“Barasa followed him in the company of four men and ordered them not to allow him (Khaemba) to leave the place but Khaemba’s driver Joshua Nasokho defied the order and ignited the vehicle,” said Ondoro.

It was then that Barasa allegedly drew a pistol and aimed at Khaemba’s aide Brian Olunga.

He is suspected to have shot him in the forehead.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at Kimilili sub-county hospital.

Ondoro said they were looking for Barasa for grilling over the incident.

“He has run away but we are looking for him. Let him surrender,” he said.

A backup team has been sent to the area to look for the MP.


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