A parliamentary aspirant in the ongoing General Election was on Tuesday, August 9, arrested after he showed up at a polling station armed with crude weapons.
Hamisi Butichi, who is eying the Ikolomani parliamentary seat in Kakamega County, was nabbed with Machetes clubs, and pangas in his car.
Confirming the incident, Kakamega Central OCPD Valerian Obure said the Amani National Coalition politician was arrested following a tip-off from members of the public.
This comes after the National Police Service (NPS) assured Kenyans that it had deployed its personnel and resources across the country to ensure peaceful voting.
It should be noted that Butichi is not the only one who has been arrested in the ongoing General Election.
Earlier on, Mvita parliament aspirant, Omar Shallo was also arrested.
Shallo, who is eying the seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party, was arrested together with Tudor Ward aspirant Samir Ballo after the duo allegedly stormed the Mvita polling station to stop voter bribery claims.
Mombasa County police Commander Stephen Matu said that the two were being held at the Makupa Police station awaiting interrogation and recording of statements by detectives.
“The suspects have been arrested, for the office of storming a polling station they are being at Makupa police station awaiting completion of investigations,” Matu said.
Elsewhere police are holding hundreds of voters who were crossing over from Uganda to Kenya to cast their votes.
The Kenyan voters who had registered to cast their votes in Kenya were getting back into the country from the neighboring country where they were living.
County Police Commander Jecinta Wesonga said the accused Entebess Member of Parliament Robert Pukose of importing voters from Uganda.
“These are Sebeis from Uganda and they have confessed themselves. Why are you importing voters?” he posed.