Police are hunting down for Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa over a shooting incident that left one dead.

The MP is accused of allegedly shooting dead an aide to his rival on Tuesday

The incident involved Barasa and his rival Brian Khaemba of DAP-K at Chebukwabi polling station where they were to witness the counting of votes.

Bungoma head of DCI Joseph Ondoro said an altercation broke out between the two prompting Khaemba to leave and headed to his car.

“Barasa followed him in the company of four men and ordered them not to allow him(Khaemba) to leave the place but Khaemba’s driver Joshua Nasokho defied the order and ignited the vehicle,” said Ondoro.

It was then that Barasa drew a pistol and aimed at Khaemba’s aide Brian Olunga and shot him in the forehead killing him on the spot, a police report indicates.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at Kimilili sub-county hospital.

Ondoro said they were looking for Barasa for grilling over the incident. “He has run away but we are looking for him. Let him surrender,” he said.

By the star

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