Didmus Barasa’s Murder Case Victim Brian Olunga Laid to Rest
Didmus Barasa’s Murder Case Victim Brian Olunga Laid to Rest.
Didmus Barasa’s Murder Case Victim Brian Olunga, the late bodyguard of politician Brian Khaemba who was allegedly shot dead was laid to rest in his hometown of Samitsi, in Malava, Kakamega County.
At the funeral, Brian’s family and friends praised him as a dedicated and industrious person and urged decision-makers to make sure the family receives justice.
Brian’s father, Tobias Olunga, stated that appropriate punishment should be taken against the suspects and added that Olunga’s life was taken when he was still quite young.
“I am hoping the police will carry out a thorough job and present to the court a tight case that will bring the killer of my son to book. It pains me to see such a young soul go like that,” he said.
Likewise, the friends of the deceased called for justice, remembering Olunga as a peacemaker who always stood up for those who were close to him.
Olunga reportedly went with Brian Khaemba to the Chebukwabi polling station, on Tuesday evening, August 9 to monitor the counting of votes when Kimilili-MP-elect Didmus Barasa allegedly opened fire.
A struggle broke out between Khaemba and Barasa at the polling station, according to a police report, which forced Khaemba to leave.
Khaemba went back to his car, but Barasa followed him with four guys and told them not to let him (Khaemba) go.
The politician allegedly shot Olunga in the forehead after Khaemba’s driver disobeyed his orders and started the car.
He was MIA for two days before turning himself into the police to give his statement. Olunga eventually died from his wounds while he was being transported to the hospital.
In his statement Didmus denied claims that he purposefully fired his gun, killing Olunga in cold blood, and has instead insisted that even he is unsure of what really happened that day.
The case will be brought up on Wednesday, August 24, according to the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).