A police officer in Bomet who destroyed a book containing signatures of people supporting the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill 2020, has been charged with malicious damage to property.

Peter Langat, who works in Bungoma County, denied the charges when he appeared before Bomet Principal Magistrate Lilian Kinyale.

He was released on a Sh200,000 bond with a surety of a similar amount.

His case will be mentioned on December 17, 2020. Ms Kinyale directed the case be heard on March 4th next year.

Langat was arrested for tearing and throwing into a river BBI signatures collection book.

He is said to have committed the act in Lelekwet Village, Kipreres Sub-Location in Bomet East Sub-County.

According to area assistant chief, Robert Katam, the police officer came to where he (Katam) was overseeing the BBI signature-collection exercise at 1:30 pm, and requested to be allowed to sign on the book.

When he received the book, Langat is alleged to have torn it apart. Two pages of serial numbers 0685180 and 0685183 were completely ripped. Langat, thereafter, threw the book in a nearby river, a police report states.