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Propesa comedian arrested, released for returning extra ballot paper

A member of the popular comedy group Propesa was on Tuesday morning arrested for allegedly having more than one ballot paper for the Senate seat.

A video showing the actor being escorted by police officers has become a source of speculations, but the crew has come out to clarify the circumstances under which Dennis Ruto was arrested.

Ruto was picked up at Nyayo National Stadium voting center which falls under Langata Constituency and was whisked away to the police post.

 

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The comedy group later, in their typical comical style, released a video to clear the air.

According to Mr Ruto, the polling clerk gave him two ballot papers for the Senate seat and while he was returning the extra one he was picked and taken to the police post and later released.

The electoral laws among other things bars voters from voting more than once with offenders liable to a fine of Sh500,000 or a 12-month or both.