A Kenyan MP who is wanted by police as a suspect in the killing of his rival’s bodyguard has won re-election in his Kimilili constituency, following Tuesday’s voting.
Police say Didmus Barasa has been on the run after being linked to the deadly shooting that happened at a polling station on voting day.
A government source in the local Star newspaper says he is suspected to have escaped from the scene on a motorcycle taxi, and headed towards neighbouring Uganda.
The public prosecutor has told police to have the MP arrested and record a statement
“According to police in Bungoma, the MP is still at large and his phone is switched off,” said prosecutor Noordin Haji.
But on Thursday Morning, a post on the MP’s Twitter account thanked his constituents 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❤️#KimililiPeopleFirst #TunaendeleaNaKazi pic.twitter.com/meaJ1lCxyZ
— Hon Didmus Barasa, MP Kimilili (@DidmusWaBarasa) August 11, 2022
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