The DCI said Thursday that it had dispatched a specialized team of detectives drawn from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau and the Homicide department to augment the teams already on the ground looking for the suspect.
“Hon Barasa is wanted for the cold blooded murder of Brian, whom he shot on the forehead killing him on the spot, on Tuesday, August 8, at Chebukwabi in Kimilili, Bungoma county,” the DCI said in a statement.
The agency warned that stern action will be taken against any persona found to be harboring the Kimilili MP.
On Wednesday, police said they are yet to close in on the legislator who went into hiding after the incident.
Bungoma Police Commander Francis Kooli said the Kimilili lawmaker did not pick up their calls and later switched off his phone.
According to a police report, the incident occurred when Brian Khaemba, who was seeking to unseat the legislator, went to the Chebukwabi polling station at around 6pm to witness the counting of the votes.
“We tried to call him several times, but his phone went unanswered, and he later switched it off. I can confirm that we have not arrested MP Barasa,” stated Kooli.
The police report went on to state that “Didmus Barasa withdrew a pistol and aimed at Mr Khaemba’s aide namely Brian Olunga and shot him on the forehead where he profusely bled.”