Mr. Barasa was on Monday 15th August arraigned at the Bungoma Law Courts in an online hearing to face charges of murder.
The ODPP said it had asked for more time during the court hearing to allow for more witnesses including officers from the National Youth Service and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to record statements.
“Prosecution asked for more time to allow more witnesses, including NYS & IEBC officials who were present at Chebukwabi Polling Station, to record statements,” ODPP said.
The prosecution at the same time requested that the legislature remains in custody to allow it to engage the Witness Protection Agency (WPA) to protect witnesses “who expressed fear to testify.”
“The detectives also need time to complete & present ballistic and postmortem reports,” they added.
Didmus Baraza is accused of shooting dead his opponent’s aide Brian Khaemba on the night of the August 9th General Election.
According to the reports received by wembe.co.ke , Mr. Khaemba while on his way to his car “Didmus Barasa followed him in the company of four men and ordered them not to allow him (Mr. Brian Khaemba) to leave…”
Khaembas’s driver Joshua Naskho defied Didmus orders and ignited the car.
“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,” the police report reads.
“He was rushed to Kimilili Sub-County Hospital where he succumbed while undergoing treatment. Scene visited by the police accompanied by Scenes of Crime Person