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KENYA: Police Denies Arresting Elections Commission Officials

KENYA: Police Denies Arresting Elections Commission Officials

By Augustine Ehikioya

 

Faulting the statement by the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Police in Kenya has denied the allegation that it arrested three IEBC officials.

It also explained that the OCS Anti Terrorism Police Unit, which was said to have made the arrest, was not in existence within the Police structure.

This was contained in a statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).

It said “The Directorate of Criminal Investigations takes with great exception, today’s statement dated July, 22, 2022, issued by the Chairman of the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Wafula Chebukati, to the effect that three IEBC officials have been detained by ‘OCS ATPU‘.

“The Directorate hereby clarifies that no such persons have been detained; or any other person working for IEBC anywhere in the territory of the Republic of Kenya.

“Further, the DCI has no such office known as ‘OCS Anti Terrorism Police Unit’ in our structure.

“The statement issued by the IEBC Chairman is not only inaccurate, but also misleading to the public and should be treated with the contempt it deserves,” it said.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations, according to the statement, will issue a comprehensive statement on the matter on July, 23, 2022.

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