Police raid Kenya’s VP connected workplace forward of polls

Kenyan police within the capital Nairobi have searched places of work believed to be linked to the nation’s deputy president, William Ruto, who’s one among the important candidates in subsequent month’s election.

A police officer mentioned detectives had seized two computer systems and two servers.

An official on the vp’s marketing campaign secretariat informed the BBC they didn’t wish to be drawn into what he described as “just sideshows and distractions”.

The raid comes amid tensions between the nation’s safety forces and the nation’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

At the weekend, the fee chief strongly criticized a choice to detain three overseas nationals who had been contracted to work on the nation’s digital voting system.

The police rejected claims by the IEBC, saying there was no proof to indicate that the electoral physique had contracted the trio or that they had been staff of the corporate contracted by the fee.

The presidential race is seen as an in depth battle between Mr Ruto and a former prime minister, Raila Odinga.

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