BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,9TH AUG 2022-Two police officers were on Monday evening arrested for allegedly ferrying marked election materials in Kilgoris, Narok county.
The officers were in the company of another occupant ferrying the election materials to an unknown destination in a Toyota Sienta registration number KDG 910 B.
The three are said to have been stopped by suspicious members of the public who quickly informed security team.
Confirming the incident, Narok county police commander Kizito Mutoro said that at around 6.30pm police received a distress call from members of the public that they had intercepted marked ballot papers at Kilgoris Shell petrol station.
“When police moved to the scene, they found Frederick Mwaniki Ng’ang’a, the driver of the vehicle, carrying election materials under the escort of Sergeant Micheal Cheptoo and Sergeant Daniel Chepkwony,”Mutoro said.
The three were quickly arrested and driven to Kilgoris police station saving them from angry members of public who had started baying for their blood.
Mutoro revealed that among the materials recovered were: a register of voters for Kilgoris Prison, results booklet s/no 61-62, 18-29, two pieces of form 35C, eight pieces of form 36C, 20 pieces of form 34B, 12 pieces of presidential ballot papers, 16 pieces of from 39B, 24 pieces of form 35B, 27 pieces of form 36B and a copy of work ticket for hired vehicles (2022).
“Apart from this, one presidential ballot box was destroyed by members of public,” he added.
Mutoro revealed that when called upon to identify the materials, Kilgoris constituency returning officer Lilian Lilumah confirmed the intercepted materials were property of IEBC, which were yet to be delivered to them.