Didmus Barasa pleads not guilty to murder allegations of Brian Olunga

Didmus Barasa, the Kimilili MP accused of shooting and killing Brian Olunga, has denied the charges in court.

Barasa, who took a plea in the Bungoma Law Courts on Monday, denied the charges, and his counsel, Nathan Tororei, pleaded for bail.

However, the prosecution, led by lawyer Grace Mukangu, requested that Barasa be granted expensive bail given to the nature of the crime he is accused of committing.

The prosecution also requested that the court order Barasa not to visit Kimilili Constituency, particularly the place of the crime, because he could influence the witnesses in the case.

Judge Paul John Otieno is expected to rule on whether the legislator, who has been detained by police for 14 days, will be released on bail.

Barasa is accused of shooting 21-year-old Brian Olunga in the head at the Chebukwabi voting station in Bungoma County on August 9.

Olunga worked as an aide to Barasa’s Kimilili Parliamentary opponent, Brian Khaemba.


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