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Claims of vote rigging lead to the arrest of an IEBC official in Nyando

Police in Kenya have arrested an elected official in Nyando subcounty who is accused of exerting an undue influence on a fellow election official in an attempt to influence the outcome of Tuesday's polling.

According to Maurice Simiyu, Nyando's Returning Officer, a poll official had been transferred to the Lela polling station.

As he put it, the PO was seen on camera encouraging his coworker to support a particular candidate in the Nyando parliamentary campaign.

After analyzing the video and questioning the officer who was being influenced, Simiyu claimed he contacted police officials and turned over the officer in charge to them.

But "the PO was kind of not neutral and tried to get his coworkers to favor one candidate, but we were able to acquire him," Simiyu explained.

Simiyu claimed that he had already sacked the officer and replaced him with another official because of his involvement in electoral misconduct.

He was speaking to the media in Nyando, where he was distributing poll workers and equipment to the various polling places. According to him, all of the cops have been briefed and are ready to go for Tuesday's election.


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