A report from Kimilili sub-county, Bungoma county wrote to confirm the murder.
Police have stated that a manhunt has been deployed in search of the MP.
The incident happened on 9th August 2022, at 1900hrs, according to the authorities from the Kimilili area.
Khaemba was in contest with Barasa in the election under the Democratic party of Kenya coalition had gone to witness the votes counting at their polling station.
He however, decided to leave after seeing his opponent by heading towards his car. Mr Barasa followed him to the car to barr him from leaving the polling station.
According to a statement by the media, it stated,
”Didmus Barasa followed him in company of four men and ordered them not to allow him (Mr. Brian Khaemba) to leave” The statement reported.
Authorities from the area wrote a statement saying,
“It was reported by Mr Brian Khaemba a DAP-K MP aspirant Kimilili Constituency that today at around 1800hrs he had gone to Chebukwabi polling station to witness the counting of vote and upon entering the said polling station,he met Hon. Didmus Barasa the incumbent MP for Kimilili constituency.”
After about three minutes, Mr. Brian Khaemba decided to leave the station and headed to his car Reg. No. KCR 050J where Hon. Didmus Barasa followed him in company of four men and ordered them not to allow him(Mr. Brian Khaemba) to leave the place but Mr Khaemba’s driver one Joshua Nasokho defied the order and ignited the vehicle.”
Hon. 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.He was rushed to Kimilili Sub-County Hospital where he succumbed while undergoing treatment.”
“Scene visited by the police accompanied by Scenes of Crime Personnel from Bungoma County,where the scene was processed and documented.Body lying at the said Hospital pending removal to Delight Funeral Home.”
Authorities have pleaded with citizens to maintain peace during this period.