Four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials have been fired for being involved in electoral malpractice.
This comes after they were found holding a meeting with some candidates in Kanyikela ward, Ndiwa constituency on Sunday.
The four include a presiding officer in charge of a polling station in Kanyadoto ward, two deputy presiding officers of polling stations in the same ward, and a clerk of a polling station in Kwabwai ward.
Homa Bay County Returning Officer Fredrick Apopa on Monday said the four officials were dismissed immediately after being questioned by security officers at Ndhiwa Police station.
"You cannot be in a meeting with politicians when the law requires you to be neutral. We had to do this, credibility is key in this process,” he said.
Apopa said the four officials were meeting an MCA and a Member of Parliament aspirant from a political party at a house in Riat village before members of the public stormed the house and arrested them.
“Whatever the security agencies will do with them is now beyond us, to us we are done with them,” Apopa added.