After playing a days-long cat and mouse game with the authorities, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has turned himself in.
On Friday morning, he turned himself in to the police, and they are now holding him.
Despite being sought by authorities for the death of a supporter of his rival in the Kimilili parliamentary campaign, the MP has been AWOL for days.
Barasa and his challenger Brian Khaemba of the DAP-K were there when it happened because they were going to see the vote count at the Chebukwabi polling place.
DCI for Bungoma Joseph Ondoro claimed that after a fight between the two, Khaemba left and went to his car.
Khaemba’s driver Joshua Nasokho disobeyed the order and set the car on fire, according to Ondoro. “Barasa followed him in the company of four guys and instructed them not to let him (Khaemba) leave the site,” said Ondoro.
A police report states that at that point, Barasa pulled a gun, aimed it at Khaemba’s assistant Brian Olunga, and shot him in the forehead, instantly killing him.
When he arrived at the Kimilili sub-county hospital, he was already dead.
Police issued Barasa a six-hour deadline on Thursday to turn himself up at any police station.
The death of his rival’s assistant is something that DCI George Kinoti stated they want Barasa to clarify.