West Pokot residents blocked Lelan -Kaibichbich road in using rocks and logs and ejected KANU supporters headed to a political rally in Kaptabuk trading centre to alight from the bus protesting against the misuse of the bus.
The angered residents then commandeered the driver to return the vehicle to the school and deflated the tyres.
The move forced three other buses belonging to Ortum, Chewoyet and Kaptabuk Boys Secondary schools that were also carrying politicians and their supporters to the campaign rally withdraw their vehicles and returned to their respective schools.
The former Lelan Councilor Daniel Lotolim said the community residents would not allow the buses to be used for political campaigns and asked the county director of education to take action against the principals of the schools misusing school buses.
Lotolim said the four school buses were carrying the KANU supporters to the rally convened by a KANU parliamentary aspirant for Pokot South Joel Ng'olekong who was launching his campaign bid for the seat.
The Minister of Information and Communications Samwel Poghiso and the URP parliamentary hopeful in the constituency David Pkosing both condemned the misuse of the school buses and called on the IEBC to take action against the politicians violating the new Elections Act the bars politicians from using public resources in their campaigns.
Pkosing accused the school principals of the affected school of engaging in political campaigns. The West Pokot County Returning Officer Paul Korir Tenoi said he had received complaints from the politicians and that investigations had been launched into the matter.