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2 Police Officers Arrested Ferrying Marked Ballot Papers

Police officers arrested in possession of marked ballot papers PHOTO/COURTESY

Drama ensued in Kilgoris, Narok County after three people were arrested in possession of marked ballot papers.

According to a police statement, the three including two police officers were intercepted and arrested for allegedly ferrying the marked papers.

It was reported that members of the public trailed their car and raised alarm.

Confirming the incident, Narok County Police Commander Kizito Mutoro said the three men were arrested while refueling their vehicle at a petrol station in Kilgoris.

“The police received a distress call from members of the public who said they had intercepted marked ballot papers at a petrol station

“Police rushed to the scene where they found a Toyota Sienta carrying election materials under the escort of two police officers,” said Mutoro.

Recovered items include are a voter register for Kilgoris Prison, election results booklets, 12 packets of presidential ballot papers and Form 35C.

One presidential ballot box was destroyed by members of the public.

The suspects are being held at Kilgoris Police Station.

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A police officer wjo was arrested in possession of marked ballot papers PHOTO/COURTESY

Elsewhere, one person was shot in the head following a gun drama between supporters of Uasin Gishu gubernatorial candidates Jonathan ‘Koti Moja’ Bii and Zedekiah ‘Buzeki’ Bundotich.

According to reports, the supporters clashed over claims that Buzeki was marking ballot papers at his secretariat in Elgon View.

The said ballot papers were reportedly being moved to one of the polling stations within the county.

In the Monday night incident, one person was shot after a heated confrontation between Koti Moja supporters and those of Buzeki.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Buzeki confirmed the same noting that the youth was shot by a police officer who was acting in self defense.

He said the young man had attempted to cut the officer with a panga prompting him release fire.

READ ALSO: One Seriously Injured in Shooting as Buzeki, Koti Moja Supporters Clash

“Walipozidi tuliweza kupiga risasi hewani ili kufukuza hawa vijana lakini walizidi kukuja na wakaanza kuto panga

“Hivo kijana mmoja alitaka kukata askari na panga na askari ikabido atumie mbinu zote kuhifadhi maisha yake,” Buzeki said.

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