Three people have been arrested in Kilgoris, Narok County, after they were busted with marked ballot papers, just few hours before Kenyans go to the polls on tomorrow (Tuesday, August 9).
The three individuals in custody are Frederick Mwaniki who was driving a Toyota Sienta vehicle of registration KDG910B, and two police officers – sergeant Michael Cheptoo and Daniel Chepkwony – who were escorting the tempered election materials.
It all started at around 6:30 pm this evening when the three stopped at Shell Petrol Station in Kilgoris town to fuel the vehicle before proceeding to their final destination.
A report filed at Kilgoris Police Station says that curious members of the public intercepted the vehicle and confirmed their fears.
Police responded quickly and rescued the three persons from the mob that was baying for their blood. They are currently held at Kilgoris Police Station.
“The following election materials were recovered in their possession; 1)register of voters for Kilgoris prison, 2) results booklet s/no 61-62, 18-29 3) 12pcs of presidential ballot papers, 4) form 35c 2pcs, 5) form 36c 8pcs, 6) form 34b 20pcs, 7) form 39b 16pcs, 8) form 35b 24pcs, 9) form 36b 27pcs, 10) 38b 26pcs, 11) copy of work ticket for hired vehicles(2022),” the police report reads in part.
The police report adds that Trans Mara West Constituency returning officer was called in and confirmed that indeed the intercepted election materials were property of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, and were yet to be delivered to them.