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Kenyan MP wanted over deadly shooting wins re-election

Kenyan MP wanted

A Kenyan MP, who is wanted by police as a suspect in the killing of his rival’s bodyguard, has won re-election in his Kimilili constituency, following Tuesday’s voting.

Police say Didmus Barasa has been on the run after being linked to the deadly shooting that happened at a polling station on voting day.

A government source in the local Star newspaper says he is suspected to have escaped from the scene on a motorcycle taxi, and headed towards neighbouring Uganda.

The public prosecutor has told police to have the MP arrested and record a statement

“According to police in Bungoma, the MP is still at large and his phone is switched off,” said prosecutor Noordin Haji.

But on Thursday Morning, a post on the MP’s Twitter account thanked his constituents for re-electing him:

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