WATCH: Brian Olunga was killed by a bullet aimed at his head – Autopsy report
An autopsy carried out on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, has revealed that Mr Brian Olunga, an aide to Brian Khaemba, was killed by a bullet that was aimed at his head.
This comes as police officers were granted ten more days to go on detaining the main suspect in the murder Mr Didmus Barasa who is also the Kimilili Member of Parliament.
A Bungoma court on Tuesday, August 16- granted the prosecution more time to complete investigations and allow more witnesses to record statements.
The prosecution is planning to have statements from officers attached to the National Youth Service (NYS) and those attached to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to record statements.
“Investigation into the offense of murder requires intense investigations which involve forensic evidence, which might require a bit of time to process.
The same would therefore be difficult for police to conduct conclusively without sufficient facilitation leading to the compilation of a charge,” the presiding Judge Charles Mutai said.
Detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) believe that the lawmaker was the one who allegedly shot Mr Olunga killing him on the spot.
The incident took place on Tuesday, August 10 when counting of votes was ongoing at Chebukwabi polling station.
Mr Khaemba who was also contesting against Mr Barasa told the police that the controversial MP followed him while in the company of four men who he ordered not to allow him leave the polling center.
However, Mr Khaemba’s driver identified as Joshua Nasokho defied the order and ignited the vehicle. He said that it was at that point that the MP drew his pistol and shot his aide on the forehead.
The case is expected to be mentioned on August 24, 2022 for the office of the Director of Public Prosecution to confirm the status of the investigations then make the decision to charge the suspect.
Immediately after the shooting incident, Mr Barasa who went ahead and still won the elections went into hiding.
Three days later, he surrendered to the police and was detained at Kisumu police station before he was handed over to Bungoma.
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