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Police arrest suspects over election malpractice

Police in Narok South constituency have this evening arrested four people in connection to election malpractice at Ole Nakane polling station.

Narok South Deputy County Commissioner Felix Kisalu said the four are the Presiding officer, Deputy Presiding officer and two police officers who were manning the station.

They were arrested after members of the public raised alarm that something fishy was happening at the polling station as despite having completed counting in the early morning hours, the ballot boxes had not been transported to the main constituency tallying centre at 6 pm.

He wondered why it took long for the IEBC officials to transport the ballot boxes yet the tallying centre, Arid Zone primary school, is only eight kilometers from the polling station.

The DCC however called on the residents to be calm as police carry out investigations saying the officials will be prosecuted.

“We want to thank the members of the public for informing us of the fishy behavior. We want to assure you that we will carry out our investigations and ensure justice prevails,” said Kisalu.

The security team found some ballot papers that were not stamped yet all marked in favour of UDA candidates.

Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina who visited the polling station also thanked the residents for reporting the suspicious incident instead of taking the matter into their hands.

The tallying exercise is ongoing in all the six constituencies in the county.

By Ann Salaton

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