•On Wednesday, police were forced to fire in the air and lob teargas at Maranatha Hall in Migori town due to chaos.
•An IEBC official and ten people arrested over the chaos will be arraigned
One person was clobbered to death as election violence marred voting in Migori county.
Migori county police boss Mark Wanjala in a press statement said the man, a 25-year-old supporter of an MCA aspirant from the Uriri constituency, was reported dead.
“The incident happened in Uriri area where there was a commotion and the deceased was attacked with a club. He was pronounced dead at Migori Referral Hospital,” Wanjala said.
He said they are seeking statements and have launched investigations into the matter.
The body was taken to Migori Referral Hospital mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.
He said a presiding officer from Kosere Primary School in Suna West constituency was arrested after he was found with ballot papers outside the station.
“Police officers at the station arrested him and he is in police custody,” he said.
In Nyatike constituency, where tension has been reported, ten people were arrested as they tried to prevent voters from accessing a polling station.
Two of those arrested were found with crude weapons.
“Apart from the incidents, Migori has been peaceful and we hope it will continue like that during this period,” he said.
On Wednesday afternoon, armed police officers were forced to fire live bullets in the air and lob teargas at Maranatha Hall in Migori town which is the Suna West constituency tallying centre.
Supporters of area MP Peter Masara and his main rival Joseph Ndiege are said to have attempted to block the entrance of the hall along the busy Migori-Isebania road leading to clashes.
Wanjala also said they are yet to make any arrest. He said they are also probing Tuesday incident when Jubilee Migori governor candidate Dalmas Otieno was allegedly attacked at Anindo Primary School in Awendo town.
Otieno recorded his statement together with his drivers and bodyguards at Awendo police station.
He was inside stream five of the polling station when the attack happened.
"We saw vehicles come from outside, blocked Dalmas' vehicle and then a fight ensued," a voter said.
A bodyguard attached to Dalmas is said to have been attacked.
"I was inside the polling stream when the attack happened, my vehicles were rushed to Awendo police station and I was escorted here in a police van," Dalmas said.
He called for peace as the counting and tallying of votes is ongoing.