Didmus Barasa to be under custody for 10 more days

Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa was summoned in court on Tuesday to answer murder-related charges.

The MP has been held in Bungoma police headquarters since Friday as the fundamental suspect in the passing of one of his rivals’ guardians Brian Khaemba of the DAP-K Party.

He showed up under the steady gaze of Bungoma Law Courts Senior Principal Magistrate Charles Mutai, who permitted the arraignment to complete their examination ten days, before the suspect’s case not set in stone.

The MP-choose’s case will be referenced on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 under the watchful eye of a similar court.

A file image of Didmus Barasa
A file image of Didmus Barasa

“The respondent has been in guardianship for about three days from August 10. The police are supposed to have gained some headway up until this point. Provided these orders, the respondent will be held in Bungoma police headquarters or some other police office to empower finishing of examination for ten days,” Principal Magistrate Charles Mutai said.

The arraignment had requested that the court give them twenty additional days to finish its examinations, however the court denied, saying that the suspect has previously been in police guardianship for four days.

On Friday, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji said it conceded charges against the MP to permit manslaughter investigators to finish examinations.

Didmus Barasa Murder case

The MP-choose has been stowing away since Tuesday following a showdown at his body electorate prompting the deadly shooting, which killed Brian Olunga at Chebukwabi in Kimilili.

Mr Barasa, who shielded his set on the United Democratic Alliance Party had at first said that he was ready to work with the police to likewise understand what prompted the passing of the departed.

“I’m prepared to help out the police so I likewise understand what killed that young fellow,” Barasa said.

He asserted that he was absent since he ventured out to Nairobi to get expectant bail in the wake of being educated about the warrant regarding capture.