Police, election officials manning 2017 polls increased

Police officers watch from a balcony as people wait to vote at Kileleshwa Primary School in Nairobi during the ODM primaries on April 30, 2017. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • IG Boinnet says the role of the special officers will be to enforce the law before, during and after the elections.
  • During the recent party nominations, Mr Boinnet said, 23 acts of violence and two deaths were reported countrywide and 62 suspected offenders arrested.

The number of police officers who will man the August 2017 elections has been doubled to 180,000, up from 95,000 in 2013, as the electoral agency gears up for the start of official campaigns on May 28.

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