Didmus Barasa, a friend of William Ruto and the newly elected MP for Kimilili, is now available for conversation.
This comes after he turned himself in to authorities for reportedly killing Brian Olunga, a campaign assistant for his rival, during the election.
Olunga served as Brian Khaemba’s bodyguard when he campaigned for the Kimilili parliamentary seat in the just concluded general election.
After being re-elected on the platform of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Barasa fled into exile, and authorities believe he may have gone into Uganda.
Due to this, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations gave Barasa six hours to report to the local police station.
However, after three days on the run, the lawmaker turned himself in to authorities on Friday, August 12.
After turning himself in, the Kimilili MP-elect addressed the media at the Bungoma Police station and denied reports that he had traveled to Uganda by plane.
He declared that he was prepared to assist the authorities as they carried out their ongoing inquiry.
“I traveled to Nairobi so the court could set up anticipation bail. If the cops want to find out what killed that young man, I’m willing to help. There were other individuals with weapons present, including my rival, he claimed.
Peris Muthoni, the Western Regional Police Commander, verified that Barasa surrendered at the Bungoma Police Stations on Friday about 10:30 a.m.
“We’ve located him. As soon as the statements are recorded, we’ll prepare to present him in court on Monday,” she said.