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63 people arrested by police during chaotic party primaries

Police arrested 63 people across the country for various electoral and penal offences during the week-long party nominations.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said that two people were also confirmed dead during the period in Nairobi.

“Of the two, one was subjected to mob justice on claims of being a pickpocket during the Nasa rally at Uhuru Park on Thursday in Nairobi. The other one was stabbed during a confrontation between two rival aspirants along Juja road,” said the police boss.


In a statement that was issued by his spokesperson, George Kinoti, Bionnet urged Kenyans to remain peaceful as the country moves forward to other phases in the electoral calendar.

Bionnet added that the National Police Service will remain steadfast in its resolve to provide a secure and peaceful environment for Kenyans to exercise their democratic rights during the electioneering period.

“We appeal to all political contestants to voice their grievances through the established party channels,” he said.