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Election Update: Police Tighten Security As Kenyans Turn Out Early to Vote Across the Country

Vigilant Kenya Police Service personnel have tightened security as Kenyans across the country swarmed polling stations to cast their votes in the 2022 General Elections early Tuesday morning.

Last night Police swiftly repulsed an attack in North Eastern Kenya when gunmen stormed Eldas CDF office where ballot papers were being held in safe custody.

"Let us continue maintaining peace and conduct peaceful elections", urged the North Eastern Regional Police Commander, Mr. George Seda.

Mr. George Seda.

Seda further assured the public that enough security officers have been deployed in the region to provide security during this electioneering period.

Although polling stations were scheduled to open by six in most places, enthusiastic voters across the country streamed in as early as three in the morning.

In a separate incident at a Shell Petrol Station in Kilgoris, Narok County police responding to a distress call by the public arrested 8 people, including 2 police officers who had tampered with voter material belonging to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

"The police received a distress call from members of the public who said they had intercepted marked ballot papers at a petrol station. Police rushed to the scene where they found a Toyota Sienta carrying election materials under the escort of two police officers," said Narok Police Commander Mr. John Kizito Mutoro.

A presidential ballot box was destroyed in the melee by members of the public.

Other voting materials found in the possession of the culprits included a register of voters for Kilgoris Prison, results in booklet s/no 61-62, 18-29 3), 12pcs of presidential ballot papers, 4) form 35c 2pcs, 5) form 36c 8pcs, 6) form 34b 20pcs, 7) form 39b 16pcs, 8) form 35b 24pcs, 9) form 36b 27pcs, 10) 38b 26pcs.

Also seized was a copy of the work ticket for the hired vehicles.

Meanwhile around 11:30 pm last night a massive explosion rocked the area next to Mater Hospital in Nairobi South B. Police are yet to state the possible cause of the explosion.

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