Editor's Review

The Kimilili MP surrendered himself to the police following an order for his arrest by the DPP.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has issued an update after Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa surrendered himself to the police over a shooting incident.

In a statement on Friday, the ODPP stated that the lawmaker will spend the weekend in police custody at the Bungoma Police Station.

The ODPP said that that move was to allow the homicide detectives working on the MP's case to complete their investigations.

"Hon. Didmus Barasa, MP Kimilili, will spend the weekend at the Bungoma Police Station as ODPP deferred charges against him, to allow the Homicide detectives complete investigations," the ODPP stated.

MP Didmus Barasa.

The Kimilili MP-elect will be presented to court on Monday, August 15.

Upon surrendering himself to the police, Barasa said that he was ready to co-operate with the police regarding the matter.

"When I saw on TV our regional police commander asking me to surrender, I drove all the way from Nairobi ready to cooperate with the police,” Barasa stated.

The Kimilili MP-elect is accused of shooting his opponent Brian Khaemba’s bodyguard at Chebukwabi polling station where they were to witness the counting of votes.

The DPP Noordin Haji previously ordered that Barasa be arrested and record a statement with the police over the incident.

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