IEBC official arrested with several unmarked ballot papers in Starehe

IEBC official arrested with several unmarked ballot papers in Starehe

  • The IEBC official was allegedly found with an unmarked booklet of election papers in his bag while gaining access to the centre.
  • Central Police Station boss Fred Abuga said officers had to rescue the Presiding Officer from the wrath of supporters of one of the candidates.

A Presiding Officer from one of the polling stations in Starehe Constituency has been whisked away by police from angry youth at the Jamhuri tallying center.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) official was allegedly found with an unmarked booklet of election papers in his bag while gaining access to the centre that was heavily guarded by GSU officers.

Confirming the incident, Central Police Station boss Fred Abuga said officers had to rescue the Presiding Officer from the wrath of supporters of one of the candidates in the Starehe Parliamentary race who were baying for his blood.

Mr Abuga said the IEBC official is presently being grilled by the officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

For the second day running, there has been drama and tension at the Jamhuri tallying center pitting supporters of Jubilee candidate Amos Mwago and those of his main rival Simon Mbugua (United Democratic Alliance – UDA) as rigging claims take a center stage.

A team of media was on Thursday evening barred from gaining access to the tallying centre with police at the gate citing instructions from above as the reason for not allowing newsmen to access the premises.

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