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Top Kenya official orders MP's arrest after shooting

Emmanuel Igunza
Thursday August 11, 2022

Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions has ordered the arrest of MP Didimus Barasa who is alleged to have shot an aide to his opponent in Tuesday's general election.

The Kimilili MP has been missing since the shooting incident in the western town of Bungoma.

Police have launched a manhunt for Mr Barasa, as we reported earlier.

Voting was largely peaceful across the country but there were at least three gun related incidents involving politicians.

Authorities are separately investigating an aspiring MP who drew his gun at a polling station in Siaya county in western Kenya.

Earlier on Monday, a man was shot and killed in Eldoret town in another incident involving a prominent businessman who is running for the governor's seat.


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