A Kenyan MP wanted by police as a suspect in the shooting of his rival’s bodyguard has been re-elected in his parliamentary seat, following Tuesday’s polls.
Didmus Barasa, according to police, has been evading capture since he was connected to the fatal shooting that took place at a polling station on election day.
According to a government source quoted in a local newspaper, he is believed to have left the site in a motorbike taxi and was traveling towards the neighboring nation of Uganda.
Police have been instructed by the public prosecutor to arrest the MP and record a statement. Prosecutor Noordin Haji stated that “according to police in Bungoma, the MP is still at large and his phone is switched off.”
However, on Thursday morning, the MP thanked his supporters for supporting him in the election.