Editor's Review

The Kimilili MP has been dealt with a blow moments after retaining his seat in the just concluded general elections.

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has been dealt a blow moments after he retained his seat as the Independent Electoral Boundaries (IEBC) slapped him with a fresh demand. 

Kimilili Constituency Returning officer on Thursday, August 11, refused to hand over the election certificate to Barasa’s agent demanding that the MP presents himself physically to pick it up.

The lawmaker, who was defending his seat on a UDA ticket, was declared the winner after garnering 26,861 votes with his closest competitor Brian Khaemba of DAP-K coming in second with 9,497 votes.

Barasa is wanted by police after he allegedly shot dead Khaemba’s bodyguard in a polling station and the MP is still at large.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji on Wednesday ordered that the legislator be arrested and record a statement.

Didmus Baras with DP William Ruto.

“DPP Noordin Haji has given directions to have Hon. Didmus Barasa apprehended, record a statement & have the relevant file availed to his office for appropriate action.

“Mr. Barasa who is the incumbent MP, Kimilili Constituency, was reported to have shot and killed Brian Olunga, on 9th Aug. 2022 at Chebukwabi Polling Station. Mr. Olunga was a bodyguard to Mr. Brian Khaemba, who was Mr. Barasa's opponent in the elections. the office of the DPP stated.

According to the ODPP, Barasa’s phone was switched off.

However, the lawmaker ‘resurfaced’ on Wednesday evening with a cryptic post on his social media pages.

In the post, Barasa shared a photo of himself with Deputy President William Ruto and captioned it: “Masaa ndio machache....”