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Didmus Barasa plans grand homecoming amid murder case

Kimilili Didmus Baraza says he will soon make a grand homecoming to his constituency after a two-month delay.

The two-term lawmaker is believed to have delayed visiting or interacting directly with his constituents due to the murder case he was involved in.

In his social media page, Mr Baraza said that he plans to thank his constituents for giving him a second chance to serve them as their Member of Parliament.

He is expected to address the people at Kimilili T-Junction at 2 pm.

“Good morning my great People of Kimilili Constituency! Today I’ll be making my first visit to Kimilili Since You gave me another chance to lead you on August 9th. Let’s meet at Kimilili T- Junction at 2PM. See you there,” posted Mr Baraza.

On August 24, the High Court in Kakamega freed Mr Barasa on a Sh10 million bond in a case where he was charged with the murder of his opponent’s aide.

He pleaded not guilty to shooting Brian Odinga Olunga dead during the August 9 election.

During the case, Justice Patrick Otieno warned the MP that his bond would be revoked should he flout a string of tough conditions that accompanied the bond.

“Being an immediate former MP and MP-elect he has influence and sway in Kimilili and the larger Bungoma county where the offence occurred. For the protection of witnesses, their families and friends he must surrender his guns and passport to DCI within 48 hours,” the judge ruled.

Mr Baraza was also allowed to access his home in Kimilili to get personal effects and even his certificate from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Bungoma for winning the Kimilili parliamentary seat.

Since then, the MP has not interacted directly with the people who re-elected him.