Bomet police boss Samson Rukunga confirmed that six people were on Saturday night arrested for campaigning at odd hours and playing loud music in Bomet popularizing Chama Cha Mashinani.
Six people believed to be supporters of Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto who has been missing in action during recent NASA rallies, are ere expected to appear in court this week for allegedly breaching electoral laws.
According to Mr Rukunga, the six suspects will face charges for creating disturbance by traversing the county at night to popularise the party and a truck they were fond of using was confiscated by police.
“We have been trailing them for a while now. They have been moving around daily at odd hours and playing loud music, which is against the electoral regulations,” Rukunga said.
Governor Isaac Ruto through his office communications director has denied the claims that the truck has been moving during odd hours and accusing the police of creating an excuse before just taking away the truck.
“The truck was in fact parked when it was impounded. It had developed mechanical problems while at a function in Mismis, Chepalungu and it had to be fixed at that time of the night in readiness for the next day’s events,” sai Vitalis Kimutai, the governor’s office communication director.
Mr Kimutai said that the equipment on the truck were under repair and that the police had arrested the technician who was repairing them after they had completely failed to functions, urging those in doubt to seek to verify.