A Bungoma court has released Kimili MP-elect Didmus Barasa on a Sh10 million bond and surety of Sh5 million.
Mr. Barasa is linked to the fatal shooting of Mr. Brian Olunga, a bodyguard to Brian Khaemba, who was an MP candidate for Kimilili.
The court has also ordered the legislator not to step foot in Bungoma County. Barasa has been in police custody for two weeks now.
In an update by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Barasa was placed at the scene of the shooting.
“Ballistic experts based at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory, linked Hon Barasa’s firearm to the fatal shot that took away Olunga’s life. This followed a report issued by the ballistic experts after the investigating team forwarded Hon Barasa’s Glock Pistol, a cartridge retrieved from the scene and bullet fragments to the ballistic lab for forensic analysis. The report noted that the recovered cartridge was fired by the Glock pistol issued to Hon Barasa,” DCI stated.
The DCI said that it had consolidated massive evidence that linked the legislator to the brutal murder of Olunga.
“In order to deliver justice to the family of the victim, detectives have in their cause of investigations consolidated an avalanche of evidence that irrefutably links the suspect to the murder most foul,” part of the statement read.