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Presiding Officer and His Deputy Refuses To Count Votes In Kisauni, Police Arrests Them

There was drama earlier today in Utange polling station in Kisauni constituency after the presiding officer, and his deputy refused to count votes. According to the police, Nicholas Nyamuya Motatiro, aged 34, and Sawia Mutes Kirunda allegedly refused to count votes at station 3 at Utange polling station. The duo was reported to law enforcement officers by the constituency returning officer, Ibrahim Wario. They were arrested at am and taken to Bamburi police station, and police confirmed that the duo will be charged in court under the elections act of 2016.

Here is part of the police report in quotes. "They will be charged with willfully rejecting or refusing to count any ballot paper, which they knew or had reasonable cause to believe such person was entitled to vote." Vote to tally at Shanzu Teachers Training College, the constituency tallying center for the Kisauni constituency, is still going on, though at a slower pace. There you have it! Stay tuned to read election stories as they unfold.

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