KABUCHAI BY-ELECTION

DPP drops charges against 3 Ruto allies, MP Didmas not off the hook

The prosecution said it had evidence against MP Didmas Barasa.

In Summary

• Nandi Senator  Samson Cherangei, Nandi MP Wilson Kogo and Belgut's Nelson Koech were acquitted for lack of evidence.

• However, the case against  Kimilili MP Didmas Barasa  was not dropped.

Nandi Senator Samson Cherangei , Wilson Kogo mp Nandi and Nelson Koech Mp Belgut and Kimilili MP Didmus Brarasa
mps in court Nandi Senator  Samson Cherangei , Wilson Kogo mp Nandi and Nelson Koech Mp Belgut and Kimilili MP Didmus Brarasa
Image: JOHN NALIANYA

The Director of Public Prosecutions has  dropped charges against three legislators affiliated to Deputy President William Ruto's Tanga tanga camp.

The politicians had been charged  with causing violence  during the Kabuchai by-election that took place in March.

Nandi Senator  Samson Cherangei, Nandi MP Wilson Kogo and Belgut's Nelson Koech were acquitted for lack of evidence.

However, the case against  Kimilili MP Didmas Barasa  was not dropped.

The four appeared before Bungoma magistrate Stephen Mugute.

The prosecution said it had evidence against Barasa.

Barasa is set to appear in court on September 25 to proceed with his charges.

The four legislators were arrested during the Kabuchai by-election on March 4 and accused of preparing to commit a felony as well as stopping officers from taking their finger prints.

The legislators had said the arrests were politically instigated to stop them from overseeing elections for the UDA candidate.

Speaking during their  acquittal, they said it did not make sense that they were charged together  and now one of them was still being charged.

They said they will continue to back Ruto despite arrests.

 

Edited by CM

Nandi Senator Samson Cherangei , Wilson Kogo mp Nandi and Nelson Koech Mp Belgut MP Didmas Barasa before a Bungoma court
mps in court Nandi Senator  Samson Cherangei , Wilson Kogo mp Nandi and Nelson Koech Mp Belgut MP Didmas Barasa before a Bungoma court
Image: JOHN NALIANYA