The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Didmus Barasa enters plea in Brian Olunga's murder case

Kimilili MP-elect Didmus Barasa has pleaded not guilty to the gruesome murder of Brian Olunga.

Didmus Barasa pleads not guilty to allegations of Brian Olunga's murder

Barasa was on Wednesday arraigned at the Kakamega High court for allegedly shooting Brian Olunga, on August 9 at Chebukwabi in Kimilili.

The Kimilili MP was detained for 14 days after the court gave the directive to allow the DCI to conduct further investigations on the incident and give witnesses, including NYS and IEBC officials the opportunity to record statements.

We could not charge him in Bungoma for obvious security reasons,” said an official.

ADVERTISEMENT

The autopsy found that Olunga died from excessive bleeding after he was shot through the head by a bullet.

According to the DCI, the bullet used was recovered, in an exercise conducted by western region pathologist Dr. Dickson Muchana.

Didmus is set to know his bond application fate at 3 pm.

Man allegedly shot by Didmus Barasa interred

ADVERTISEMENT

Brian Olunga, an aide to Kimilili politician and lawyer Brian Khaemba, was on Saturday, August 20, laid to rest in Malava, Kakamega County.

Khaemba, who was vying for the Kimilili MP seat under the DAP-K party, mourned his departed aide, asserting that his killer will be held accountable.

"As we bid him goodbye, we pray for nothing but justice to his family and the culprit to be held liable," said Khaemba.

ADVERTISEMENT

The main suspect, Barasa surrendered to the police after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered his arrest.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Ichung'wa learns tough lesson after etiquette lapse while meeting Ruto [Video]

Ichung'wa learns tough lesson after etiquette lapse while meeting Ruto [Video]

CS Kindiki announces Eid al-Adha public holiday

CS Kindiki announces Eid al-Adha public holiday

Policewoman burns her policeman husband to death over gambling addiction

Policewoman burns her policeman husband to death over gambling addiction

Details of senior cop gunned down at Makadara Law Courts & CJ Koome's reaction

Details of senior cop gunned down at Makadara Law Courts & CJ Koome's reaction

Judiciary reveals what transpired before magistrate Monica Kivuti was shot

Judiciary reveals what transpired before magistrate Monica Kivuti was shot

How former finance minister lost budget briefcase after drinking spree

How former finance minister lost budget briefcase after drinking spree

Police officer shoots magistrate during court session

Police officer shoots magistrate during court session

Blog: Treasury CS reveals how much gov't will borrow to finance 2024/25 budget
Live

Blog: Treasury CS reveals how much gov't will borrow to finance 2024/25 budget

Woman accused of stabbing ex-boyfriend evades arrest for 14 months, DCI seeks help

Woman accused of stabbing ex-boyfriend evades arrest for 14 months, DCI seeks help

ADVERTISEMENT