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Missing ex-Bungoma East MP found dead, eyes gouged out


Dec 29, 2022
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Former Mumias East Member of Parliament Mark Barasa is dead.

Barasa, 98, was found murdered at his home farm in Tongaren, Bungoma county, on Wednesday, December 28.

He served as the first MP for Bungoma East between 1963 and 1969.

First responders say Barasa’s body was partially burnt with acid and the eyes, tongue and left hand were missing.  

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Prior to his death, Barasa had been reported missing. His family mounted a search everywhere and even announced his disappearance through the media to no avail.

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The family said they thought the old man had lost his memory and was unable to trace his way home.

They are now calling on the government to expedite the probe into the incident and bring Barasa’s killers to book.

The body of the deceased was moved to Cherengany Nursing Home mortuary pending autopsy.

The former legislator was married to four wives and had 27 children. 

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