Police launch probe into Bomas of Kenya fracas

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 18 Aug, 2022 19:02 | < 1 min read
IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO | File
IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO/File

Police officers have launched investigations into the fracas witnessed at Bomas of Kenya, the IEBC's national tallying centre after obtaining the CCTV footage.

According to a statement by the National Police Service (NPS), the footage has been forwarded to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI)'s a forensic laboratory for further analysis.

“CCTV files have been collected and forwarded for further forensic analysis to aid the investigation,” part of the National Police Service (NPS)'s statement read.

During the incident, minutes before the announcing of the presidential results, two commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission were reportedly injured.

The electoral agency Chairman Wafula Chebukati called on for the arrest of the assailants with immediate effect.

“We were physically assaulted by persons in the company of political leaders. We call on for the arrest and prosecution of the assailants regardless of their political affiliation,” Chebukati stated in a statement.

In his statement on Thursday, August 17, 2022, Chebukati said his commissioners are currently being harassed and threatened.

“The Commission is concerned that some critical staff who objectively and impartially performed their duties at the National Tallying Centre are being intimidated and harassed through profiling and/or arbitrary arrests. This has instilled fear within the staff, who can now not report to the office for duty. This harassment must stop forthwith,” the IEBC statement read in part.

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