County staff held over voter bribery allegations

An Officer at Kitui County Government’s Finance Department was on Tuesday arrested alongside another person for allegedly bribing voters near Kakuuni Primary School polling station in Itoleka location, Kitui Central.

Ms. Ruth Katongu Mutonya, a Finance Officer and James Nzuki were arrested by the public on suspicion of giving cash to people in an attempt to influence them to vote for a certain candidate, according to Kitui Central Deputy CID Boss, Stephen Birgen.

Birgen said Sh.31, 980, in assorted denominations, was recovered from the two suspects who will remain in police custody to allow for investigation into the alleged electoral offence and may be arraigned in Court on Wednesday.

Source: Kenya News Agency