Hunt for suspects who caned locals for failing to vote

Indelible ink is applied on the finger of a voter. [File, Standard]

"They were stopping people and demanding to know if they had voted. Those who failed to confirm, were whipped," she said.

In a long social media post, a parent claimed that her 17-year-old daughter was also harassed by the group. She claimed her daughter was stopped by some boda boda operators.

Police said they are looking for the suspects and declared they would not tolerate acts of violence.

Kisumu Central OCPD Anthony Maina said he has deployed undercover agents to investigate the matter.

"We will not allow any violence in regards to the elections. This time around, our officers are on the ground and the culprits will be dealt with accordingly," said Maina.