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Six hours to surrender: DCI issues fresh ultimatum to MP Didmus Barasa

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa. [File, Standard]

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has issued a fresh ultimatum to Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa to surrender to authorities over the alleged role in the killing of his opponent Brian Khaemba’s aide.

In a statement, Directorate of Criminal Investigation boss George Kinoti ordered the MP to surrender to the nearest police station within six hours.

“Hon Barasa, is wanted for the cold-blooded murder of Brian Olunga, whom he shot on the forehead killing him on the spot, on Tuesday, August 8, at Chebukwabi in Kimilili, Bungoma county,” he said in a statement.

At the same time, Kinoti revealed that a specialised team of sleuths from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau and the Homicide Department has been dispatched for his manhunt.

“Serious action will be taken against any person found to be harbouring the murder suspect,” Kinoti warned.

The warning to surrender comes a few hours after the Didmus tweeted from an undisclosed location thanking the people of Kimilili for re-electing him.

“Thank you the great people of KIMILILI CONSTITUENCY for re-electing me overwhelmingly for another term. I LOVE YOU TO BITS”, Barasa tweeted via his verified Twitter account at 1:06pm on Thursday, August, 11.

Earlier on Thursday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) officials in Bungoma County refused to hand over the election certificate to his agents after being declared winner in the Kimilili polls.

The MP, who vied on UDA  ticket, was declared the winner by the electoral body on Thursday 11, August, after garnering 26,861 votes against DAP-K’s Brian Khaemba’s 9,497.

On Wednesday, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji ordered the police to arrest the UDA MP-elect. The 24-hour ultimatum given by police for the legislator to surrender elapsed on Thursday morning.