Police officers in Busia have arrested eight suspects in connection to the chaos that broke up during a visit by H.E the Deputy President Dr. William Ruto in Busia yesterday.
The eight are part of a rowdy group that stoned and blocked motorists in Korinda area. They indiscriminately pelted stones at motorists resulting in injuries and destruction to property.
Fredrick Okoth, Reuben Barasa, Moses Oridi, Friday Ouma, Michael Omondi Alwando, George Odongo, David Ouma, and Wejuli Shalmin were arrested in connection with the offenses. They are in custody at Busia Police Station pending their arraignment in court to answer to charges of malicious damage to properties, incitement to Violence, creating disturbance among others.
The National Police Service has urged the public to shun acts of violence as we enter the electioneering phase.
“We shall take firm and decisive action against those involved in acts of election-related criminality irrespective of their age and standing in society,” a statement from the NPS said Sunday.
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