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How Villagers Stopped Alleged Pre-marking and Stuffing of Ballots Ahead of Tuesday's Election

It has emerged that security officers in Ndhiwa Constituency, Homa Bay County have arrested 4 IEBC officials over alleged plot to engage in electoral malpractice.The suspects included a presiding officer and a clerk of a polling station in Kanyadoto ward and 2 deputy presiding officers of polling stations in Kanyadoto ward.

According to Ndhiwa police boss Paul Rioba the suspects were nabbed at a home in Riat village in Kanyikela and were taken to Ndhiwa police station.

According to details, the alleged election malpractices were thwarted by the residents who nabbed the four suspects before they called police officers to arrest them. Those who witnesses have said that residents first stormed the home and managed to corner the four individuals before several others managed to escape.

"Residents frog-matched the four suspects before they were handed over to police," a witnesses said.

The suspects have been accused of holding secret meeting to allegedly plot how they would pre-mark and stuff ballot papers in favour of some candidates in the forthcoming polls.

Ndhiwa police boss Paul Rioba has said the that the election officials were interrogated and handed over to IEBC for investigation and further action.

"IEBC will take appropriate action against them," the police boss Paul Rioba said.

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