DPP appeals acquittal of MP Didmus Barasa in poll violence case

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 4 – The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has appealed the acquittal of Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa in a case where he had been accused of planning to cause violence during the Kabuchai by election.

Bungoma Resident Magistrate John Mugute ruled that there was no sufficient evidence to charge the Ruto-allied MP for the offence.

Deputy DPP, Victor Mule maintained that, the trial court erred in law in acquitting the Kimilili legislator.

Mule said that they were dissatisfied with the court ruling pointing out that there was sufficient evidence adduced in court to convict the accused person.

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