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Tangatanga MP Faces Arrest

On Thursday, a Kakamega court released an arrest warrant for the Jubilee party lawmaker after he failed to appear in court.

Mr Barasa is a primary witness in a lawsuit accusing Mr Brian Kisabuli Mulongo of attempting to extort 120,000 shillings.

Mr Mulongo and Mr Edward Molale led a group of people who accused the MP of embezzling CDF funds. They had requested that the Kimilili Constituency National Government-Constituency Development Fund accounts be frozen by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

The case was set for a hearing on June 3rd. Mr Molalei and EACC officer Harrison Ombati were both scheduled to testify. The case was halted because the only witness present was Mr Harrison Ombati of the Anti-Corruption Department.

The prosecution noted that corruption cases must be resolved quickly, and despite being summoned several times, Mr Barasa refused to appear in court.

Bungoma OCS was ordered by the court to arrest the MP. On June 3, 2022, the case will be discussed. The MP denied the allegations of corruption in his statement. Those vying for the legislator's seat in the 2022 elections have been vocal in their opposition.

Last week, Tangatanga MP , who said that he had taken a four month sabbatical leave from politics to unite Luhyas which was seen as a blow to DP Ruto but he said that he had cut short his sabbatical leave by saying that he was roughed up by Bungoma residents for criticising Governor Wycliffe Wangamati's regime at a funeral in his constituency.

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Barasa Edward Molale Harrison Ombati Kimilili Mulongo


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