Police officer arrested after tearing off 2 pages of BBI signatures

Cop to be presented in court

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga signing the BBI constitutional amendment bill

A police officer in Bomet County has been arrested after he tore off two pages of signatures endorsing the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional referendum Bill.

According to a police report, the officer tore off pages serialized as 0685180 and 0685183 and tossed them into a river.

The booklet containing the signatures was in the custody of Kipreres sub-location assistant chief Robert Katam.

Mr Katam told the law enforcement authorities that the police officer asked for the booklet to append his signature before he went on to tear the pages.

The officer went on to tear off the pages and throw both the torn pages and the booklet into a nearby river.

"The motive as to why the officer committed the act is unknown," the arresting officers form Longisa Police Station told reporters.

Before Langat was retrieved from his home, the officers noted that he appeared drunk and refused to offer up his service number, instead, he only stated that he is attached to the Bungoma Police Station.

The officer was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

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