MP Didmus Barasa returns to Kimilili after court lifts order barring him from Bungoma County
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa on Tuesday finally returned to the constituency after a Kakamega court overturned an order barring him from visiting Bungoma County following his release on bond in a murder case.
This after Barasa pleaded not guilty to the murder of Brian Olunga on August 9, 2022 at Chebukwabi village in Kimilili.
Olunga was an aide to DAP-K’s Brian Khaemba, who was seeking to oust Barasa from the Kimilili Parliamentary seat at the August polls.
“The application dated 19.09.2022 is allowed to the extent that the terms of bond that the accused never visit Kimilili constituency and the larger Bungoma County are set aside,” ruled Justice Patrick Otieno.
Justice Otieno further set November 14, 2022 as the date for mentioning of the case.
Barasa was on August 24, 2022 released on a Ksh.10 million bond, with a surety of Ksh.5 million, following his arraignment in court to take plea for a murder charge.
In granting bond, Justice Otieno ordered that Barasa should not set foot in his Bungoma County home or interact with any witnesses in the case until they all give their testimonies in court.
Barasa was likewise ordered to surrender all firearms in his possession to the National Police Service (NPS) as well as his passports.
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