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The disturbing case of the detention of 3 Venezuelans with election materials weeks before the general elections in Kenya

The disturbing case of the detention of 3 Venezuelans with election materials weeks before the general elections in Kenya
  • Norberto Paredes @norbertparedes
  • BBC News World

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Kenya returns to the polls on August 9, but three Venezuelans have unleashed a battle between the country’s independent electoral commission and Kenyan officials.

Three Venezuelans were arrested in Kenya on Thursday after officials found election materials in suitcases used at thousands of polling stations, days ahead of the country’s next general election on August 9. .

The African country’s police said they were identified as Venezuelan citizens Jose Gregorio Camargo Castellanos, Joel Gustavo Rodriguez Garcia and Salvadoran Javier Sosa Suarez, who lives in Panama.

As of last Friday, three Venezuelans had been arrested. However, Mike Mugo, head of corporate communication and public affairs at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), told Efe that “Venezuelan people are not currently in police custody.” Mugo Not specified When were they released? or if charges have been brought against them.

The case has left the Kenyan community confused as to who they really are, why they were arrested and What will be its role in elections? from that country.