Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa suffered yet another blow after the Independent and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) refused to hand over the election certificate to his representatives.
Kimilili Returning Officer George Omondi insisted that the MP, who went into hiding days ago had to present himself at the tallying centre physically.
Barasa is accused of killing his opponent’s aide during a commotion at one of the polling stations in his constituency.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has ordered the police to arrest the UDA MP-elect.
The politician who allegedly fatally shot Brian Khaemba's bodyguard, at Chebukwabi polling station, is on the run and has not been seen for days.
The lawmaker was announced the winner by IEBC returning officer after garnering 26,861 votes against his opponent Brian Khaemba of the Democratic Action party (DAP-K) who got 9, 497 votes.
Director of Criminal Investigation, Joseph Ondoro, asked the MP to surrender himself to the police and that they were treating him as a prime suspect in the tragic incident.
"Last night he was on Twitter. We are still following close leads that will lead to his arrest," Ondoro.
During a presser on Wednesday, August 10, the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati stated that the matter was outside the commission's mandate.
Further, Chebukati maintained that the commission will only deal with the matter of Barasa if he is charged and convicted.
“That is a matter for the police and I believe the law will take its course because the commission does not deal with those kinds of cases. Our officers on the ground will be witnesses and as far as the law goes, until that time an individual is convicted, the commission will not be able to come in the criminal investigation,” Chebukati noted.
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